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James Sangma holds meeting with State NPP unit

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/8/2020 12:59:55 PM IST

Meghalaya Law minister and National People’s Party (NPP) spokesperson and national general secretary James Sangma visited Dimapur and Karbi Anglong, where he held a review meeting with the NPP functionaries.

Addressing a press meet at Niathu Resort, Sangma said that NPP, as a party was North East centric and has always been propagating the need for North East to come together in order to voice out issues faced by the region.

He was of the view that only in the form of unity it would be able to bring about real change in the region. Sangma lamented that, for too long, the powers in Delhi had been taking decisions for the “so-called welfare of the Northeastern states”, without involving major stakeholders and proper public consultation about issues affecting the people of the region. The NPP on the other hand, by virtue of being a homegrown party, understands the pulse of the people of the region. In the past, the party has actively voiced the concerns of the Northeast in Parliament, he added.

With regard to border disputes faced by Nagaland and Meghalaya with Assam, the minister opined any kind of dispute cannot be fought by taking a rigid stand, but is solvable if both sides of the party sit down and have a positive dialogue, be respectful and understand the sentiments of each other.

Also speaking at the meeting, Nagaland state unit president Andrew Ahoto stressed on the need for North East political parties to come together and work for the welfare of the region, adding that his party was focused on uplifting the people of the region.

Ahoto also opined that if all members of parliament from the region stand together, they will be able to strongly voice out the concerns of the region at the Centre.

The minister while briefing about his visit to Karbi Anglong mentioned that that one of the political parties of Karbi Anglong-- Peoples Party  led by Rajan, formally merged with the NPP party on December 7. 

He was optimistic that the merger will strengthen the party to work in Karbi Anglong.

The minister also informed that an Adhoc coordination committee was formed for Karbi-Anglong, where Nagaland unit general secretary Limayanger along with two vice presidents have been given charge to oversee the committee. 

Sangma also inaugurated the NPP office at Diphu on December 7. He also informed that that NPP party will be contesting in the upcoming Assam assembly elections.

 

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