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NPP MLAs’ defection: Next hearing on SLP in 2 weeks time


Party felicitates 2 National Secretaries

Dimapur, August 8: The National People’s Party (NPP) today disclosed that the next hearing on the Special Leave Petition filed by the party against its two MLAs in Nagaland, Speaker and NDPP would be held in two weeks time.
Disclosing this to media persons, NPP National Secretary, Minority Affairs, Sasank Ghatraj said that hearing was held on July 31 last after which notice was sent to the respondents-Speaker, 2 MLAs and NDPP to reply. However, they have not sent their replies so far, he said adding, the Supreme Court is waiting for the response from the respondents.
The NPP expressed hope that the judgement would be in their favour.
The NPP had fought the last Assembly elections in Nagaland and two of its candidates had emerged victorious, who were accommodated in the PDA Government has coalition partners. However, in due course of time, the MLAs-Imnatiba and L Khumo defected and merged with the NDPP prompting the NPP to file a case against them.
Following the defection of the 2 MLAs, the NPP severed ties with the PDA in Nagaland. However, it continues to be an alliance partner with the BJP in Manipur and Meghalaya and is also an alliance partner of the NDA Government at the centre, Sasank disclosed.
Earlier, the National People’s Party (NPP) today felicitated Paknga Bage for being appointed as National Secretary, In-charge Nagaland and Sasank Ghatraj as National Secretary, In-charge, Minority Affairs in a brief function held at party headquarters here.
Speaking on the occasion, both the newly appointed National Secretaries assured to work for the party with dedication and sought cooperation from all party workers.
State NPP President, Ato Yepthomi congratulated both Bage and Ghatraj for being appointed as National Secretaries and hoped that they would further strengthen the party at all levels.
He said NPP is a very young party and it is the perfect time to work for the vision and mission of the party. He said this is the only alternate party at national level which is for the minorities/ST/ST in the Northeast.
Stating that every party has its own ups and downs, the NPP president called upon the party workers to unite keeping aside all kinds of misunderstandings.
Later, talking to media persons, Paknga Bage said if the Northeast citizens feel that they should be united, a platform can be created by the NPP. He said, “One Northeast, One Voice” and called upon the youths of the region to come forward and accept the NPP.
He said the vision and mission of NPP is creating a pan-Northeast political platform. If said if NE family can come together, it can be a voice.
(Page News Service)