SHILLONG: The National People’s Party on Tuesday expressed willingness to forge a pre or post poll alliance with like-minded parties in the state for the Assembly polls in 2018.
The information was disclosed by NPP national president Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday. Speaking to media persons, the Tura MP said that NPP is ready to forge an alliance with other political parties to strengthen its grip in the 2018 assembly polls.
Though, NPP’s decision to enter into an alliance with BJP was quite noticeable since its victory in the Tura by-polls, the national president however, confirmed its stance when it associated itself with North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) along with a regional party, UDP recently.
Sangma informed that the party will attend another meeting of NEDA to be held on Wednesday at Guwahati, to be addressed by the BJP president wherein, the agenda of action is expected to be fixed.
“In this meeting, the NPP MLAs, MDCs including Chairman and CEM of GHADC will also attend the meeting,” Sangma said.
In relation to preparation for the 2018 elections, NPP has decided to hold an election to elect a new state president. The decision was taken during a meeting of the party’s State Executive Council which was held at the party office in Shillong here on Tuesday.
The NPP leader Conrad K. Sangma informed that the election of a new party leader of the state to replace Dr W.R Kharlukhi will be held on the last week of October or on the first week of November.
Furthermore, he said that on the Annual State Convention, the party will also elect new members to the party to strengthen the functioning of the party for preparation of the 2018 Assembly election. He also said that the NPP will organise the district and block committees to strengthen the party.
Sangma also claimed that the NPP has gained more ground with the joining of former congress MLA, FA Momin, who is also the former minister. As part of the preparation for the general assembly elections, NPP will constitute a Vision Document Committee which will be notified soon.
Meanwhile, Sangma said that the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council has decided to set up a Cultural Centre and Museum to promote the cultural aspects of the Garo People. He said that his centre will act as an exchange centre for people to promote and uplift the cultural and customary practices of the Garo.
Moreover, Sangma informed that the P.A Sangma Foundation in collaboration with Tura Government College, Tura will organise a Science, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship competition to enhance the knowledge of the students hailing from Garo Hills.
(Featured Image: File photo of NPP’s Conrad K. Sangma celebrating his win in the Tura Lok Sabha by-election)