Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister and national president of National People’s Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma welcomed senior politician Dilliram G Marak to the party on Friday.
Dilliram G Marak, who secured 3,296 votes in the last election from Selsella LAC as an Independent candidate, joined the NPP in presence of the party president and other party leaders, including working president Semford B Sangma; CEM of GHADC Dipul Marak; chairman of GHADC Denang T Sangma and NPP candidate for Selsella constituency Ferlin CA Sangma and a host of other leaders of the party.
Addressing a public meeting at Abima under Selsella constituency in West Garo Hills to drum up support for the party in the run-up to the bye-election, which is schedule for next year, Conrad Sangma described Marak as a person with genuine interest for the people.
He also expressed confidence that Marak’s entry into NPP will strengthen the party and boost the candidature of Ferlin CA Sangma.
“NPP has been working for inclusive growth and development of Meghalaya. We need people’s support to ensure Ferlin’s victory in the upcoming bye-election,” Sangma said.
“The upcoming bye-election is completely different from the general election. NPP and its allies are in the ruling side so there should not be any confusion whom to vote. We are committed for the cause of our people and people of Selsella constituency should also be part of this development journey and partner with NPP,” he added.
He told the gathering that NPP has been working tirelessly in the past eight months to accelerate the growth and push development across the State.
“We have different challenges but with concerted support from the Central leadership we have been able to respond to the problems of our people and working to take Meghalaya forward,” he added.
Elaborating on different pro-people initiatives in sectors like health, agriculture and tourism, the state chief minister said that the government has accorded priority to ensure sustainable livelihood opportunities to improve the socio-economic condition of the people apart from the core thrust of improving infrastructure like education, trade, business, roads and communication.