A political conference-cum-flag hoisting programme of the National People's Party (NPP) was held in the presence of NPP national president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma along with state Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur and NPP national vice president Y Joykumar Singh and other party leaders in Churachandpur HQ on Friday.
During the political conference held at Salem House, Churachandpur HQ, the NPP national president said that the party was different as it takes all on board and champions the different issues of any tribal community.
Sangma said that he fondly remembered (L) Phungzathang Tonsing who was once a national vice president of NPP, for which he had campaigned in the last election. His son Khanthang Tonsing is going to contest as NPP at Thanlon assembly constituency and electing him will be a fitting tribute to the late leaders, he added.
The NPP leader said that since 2002, he had been campaigning in Manipur along with his late father PA Sangma and assured that NPP will be the single largest party in Manipur and will soon have more than 20 MPs from their base in Northeast India. NPP will not lead Northeast India as a backward region, he further said, urging the workers to work with zeal and determination as time for election in Manipur is near.
Joykumar said the NPP believes in actions which are clearly made in the manifesto where they will, if given the mandate, first focus on health and education and delivery of goods to the common man.
“We are very optimistic of getting at least 20 seats in Manipur Legislative assembly in the coming election,” he said, adding that he knows all the issues of Churachandpur as he was first posted as an SDPO Churachandpur in 1978, promising that loopholes will be addressed if they get the mandate.
The team visited all the offices of the NPP candidates from Churachandpur district and hoisted the NPP flag and opened an election office in Churachandpur district.
The NPP national president said that all other parties, including the Congress and the BJP have been tested in Manipur in the past but the people want changes now and the only alternative is NPP.