The National People’s Party (NPP) which has been granted as the National Party by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on June 7 held its first Northeast Coordination (NECC) Committee meeting at Shillong on Saturday with an objective to further strengthen the party base in the region and propagate the vision and ideology of the party.
The NECC meet of NPP is headed by former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and political stalwart of Northeast Dr. D.D. Lapang who believes that the meeting will usher in an era of new progress for the party.
Lapang, while delivering his keynote address said that it is a crucial meeting as the party will make an endeavour to formulate road map to take the vision and mission of the party to different nook and corner of Northeast.
He also said that the NPP’s recognition as the National Party status will pave new way in the regional political arena as NPP becomes the first party from the Northeast to be accorded with the National Party tag.
NPP Chief Conrad K Sangma, while speaking on the occasion said that the recognition of the party as the national party is a great achievement for the people of the Northeast. “I take this opportunity to congratulate each members of the party who has worked tirelessly in different states of the region. It is a moment for all of us to remember the ideals of our late leader Purno Sangma whose contribution to the party has led this possible. Though he is not amidst us today but his ideals will live forever.”
Sangma further stated that NPP is not just a party from NE but a party purely created by the NE to fulfill the aspirations of the people.