NPP State president resigns

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: National People’s Party (NPP) State president WR Kharlukhi on Tuesday tendered his resignation from the party on moral grounds for the poor performance of the party in the recent Assembly election in the State.

The resignation letter has been forwarded to NPP national president Purno A Sangma.

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, former Leader of Opposition and NPP leader Conrad Sangma stated that the NPP could not perform as expected since it was a new party and could not reach out to voters in such a short time.

“In politics there are ups and downs and we will revamp ourselves for the next battle,” Sangma told reporters.

Earlier, the party held a meeting with all the candidates and assessed the reason for the poor performance of the party.

The former Leader of Opposition said that the NPP has accepted the mandate of the people even though it was disappointing. The NPP had fielded 32 candidates out of which only two managed to win the election.

The NPP leader, while reacting to a query about the complaints on the credibility of EVMs, said that it would be appropriate to go back to the ballot system.

“There is an air of disbelief among the voters who are shocked with the final results. We do not doubt the Election Commission but the people’s apprehensions must be taken into consideration,” he said.