Itanagar: Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party president Congrad K Sangma on Friday announced that his party will contest in 24 Parliamentary constituencies in the next general elections to the make the Centre hear the voices of Northeast.
Speaking on the sidelines of the state executive meeting of the party’s Arunachal Pradesh unit in Itanagar, Sangma said that though his party was new, it has been able to make its presence felt among the people of the region. Speaking about the political success of the party, the NPP supremo added that in the last six months, many MLAs from various parties have defected to his party.
Sangma said that NPP is confident to contest elections in the entire Northeast as the party has been able increase its base among the people of northeast. He further said that the NPP will field as many candidates as possible in the next Lok Sabha and assembly elections in all the states.
“NPP intends to fight elections in Arunachal and win as many seats as possible,” Sangma said, adding that the response the party has garnered has been uncourageous.
Speaking about the issues his party would take on, Sangma said that he would prioritise education, as ‘it is the agent of change’, apart from agriculture, road, power, health, IT and water.
Reiterating his party’s stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Sangma said that NPP was not in favour of the Bill and NPP would remain firm on its decision.