Dimapur, October 18: Central leaders of National People’s Party (NPP) today visited Nagaland and held consultative meeting with state leaders.
Talking to media persons prior to the meeting, James Sangma, National General Secretary (Finance) and Meghalaya Home Minister said that they have come to Nagaland to take stock of the organization as the political atmosphere is right now and way forward to NPP in Nagaland state.
He said they would prepare a report and submit to the National President.
When asked whether they would meet other political party leaders or the state government, Sangma said they have come only for their party meeting and have no plans to meet others.
On the defection of two of its MLAs in Nagaland, Sangma said politics is always in a fluid state and things keep changing. He said losing two MLAs has cause no deterrence to the party in the state. He said NPP is a young party, which is the only party from the Northeast to have declared a national party.
Sangma said the primary objective of the party is to secure the people of the Northeast and all tribals in the country.
The National General Secretary did not comment on the status of the Special Leave Petition filed by the NPP against merger of two of its MLA with the NDPP.
Dwelling on the party’s aims, Sangma said that they are looking forward to meet the party leaders in Nagaland and take suggestion from them as to how to expand the party not only in Nagaland but in the entire Northeast.
When asked whether NPP has any inclination towards BJP or Congress, Sangma said NPP has own political ideology, a strong individual ideology and it would be wrong to say “we are here or there”.
About the challenges, he said it has not been easy going for them to bring the party to the present status.
“It has been a challenge and we will work unitedly to overcome the challenge,” he said.
State NPP president, Andrew Ahoto Sema said that NPP came together as one dynamic party so that it can have a say at the Centre.
NPP National General Secretary (Pol Affairs), Mutchu Mithi, who is an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh and Dr Lalrintluanga Jahau, National Secretary (org) were also present.
(Page News Service)