NPP only party championing cause of tribals, Christians: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma
Sangma addressed election rallies at Vairengte and Kolasib on Wednesday to drum up support for NPP candidates in the poll-bound Mizoram.
Sangma, who addressed election rallies at Vairengte and Kolasib on Wednesday to drum up support for NPP candidates in the poll-bound Mizoram, said: “We are a party for the tribals and are working hard to restore our identity as one voice from the Northeast,” while adding, "there is a need for all the tribals of the region to come together in a single platform under the banner of NPP to make themselves recognised and be heard in the corridor of power.”
“PA Sangma had the vision for Northeast and this platform was created for the people of the region to be heard and respected,” he said.
Terming the emergence of NPP as a major political force from the Northeast, he said, “We have made a humble beginning in Mizoram and we want to continue our mission and serve the people of the state. NPP will remain committed for the tribals and will always work for all round development of the region.”
“Unlike other leaders of different political parties, I choose to campaign by traveling on the roads. By this I have understood the region better and their problems. Mizoram has remained neglected. It is high time that people become assertive and vote for a party willing to take the State to its new height,” he further said.
The NPP chief also said that the party has rapidly grown since its formation in 2012.
He said “NPP established in 2012 has grown over the period of six year and the party is in power in four states – Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.” NPP is contesting nine seats in Mizoram polls.
“NPP is getting such response because people have restored their faith in us. People believe in us. They are aware that NPP is really concerned to help the people of Northeast. With God’s grace we are emerging as one of the biggest party of the Northeast. If we look at political scenario Congress party is ruling only in two State, whereas NPP being a new party in four states of the Northeast,” he added.
Sagma also said that NPP has a vision to create better infrastructure for Mizoram to ensure its economic growth.
“I have seen the state of Mizoram but I am sorry to say that the past government has failed to develop the State which the people of Mizoram deserved. Any country or any state that has to develop needs good infrastructure and road lay the foundation for development which is missing in Mizoram,” he said.