National People’s Party (NPP) To Extend Outside Support
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of National People’s Party (NPP) unit has extended unconditional outside support to the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
NPP Legislature Party leader Mutchu Mithi while talking to reporters after the swearing in ceremony informed that Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who is also the party president, had conveyed NPP’s outside support to Khandu government in writing as the party is an ally of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
“The NPP, a North East based political party will be a national party to be notified by Election Commission of India soon as it has met the criteria with its success in four states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal besides percentage of votes polled in Lok Sabha seats - Meghalaya’s Tura, Outer Manipur and Western Arunachal Parliamentary constituency,” Mithi said.
“President Sangma, particularly the people, deserve salutation for such landmark achievement of capturing five seats in Arunachal while rest 25 candidates had proved to be worthy rivals because of mass support”, Mithi reasoned adding, “As ‘Rome was not build in a day’, the NPP though its committed action will grow in strength soon to become the voice of the people of NE.”
He said, as BJP and NPP candidates contested 2019 elections with almost similar manifestoes; the NPP would work in tandem with the Khandu government for all round development of the state.
“Outside support does not mean to remain silent and the NPP will raise its voice and offer suggestion to the state government in largest interest of the people”, he added.
While congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Khandu for spectacular victory across India, particularly in Arunachal, Mithi said that the NPP and the BJP would work collectively now to translate the promises into reality.
Conveying deep sense of condolences to the bereaved families of 11 persons, including Khonsa West NPP MLA Tirong Aboh massacred in an ambush on May 21 last, Mithi termed the incident tragic which was never expected.
He disclosed that he had accompanied president Sangma to call on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek his intervention for a through probe into the tragedy by National Investigation Agency to bring the killers to book.
“The State Government has to place written request to Union Home Ministry now while an NPP delegation will call on Khandu soon in this regard to extend government help for rehabilitation of all 11 bereaved families,” said Mithi.
The NPP which bagged five seats in the just concluded assembly elections in the State remained in the third position after BJP with 41 seats and Janata Dal (United) with seven seats in the 60-member House.
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