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Resignation of MLAs indicates failure of state leadership: Conrad


SHILLONG:  National People’s Party (NPP) is over the moon after eight sitting MLAs, mostly from the Congress   resigned from the post of MLA to join the party.

Speaking to media persons after a felicitating leaders from Jaintia Hills here on Friday evening, NPP National President, Conrad Sangma said that the resignation of the MLAs was a clear failure of the state leadership.

“The resignation of 8 MLAs which comprises 10  per cent of the State Assembly members indicates that they have lost their faith in the leadership of Mukul Sangma,” Conrad Sangma told reporters.

According to Sangma, the eight MLAs   have decided to join NPP as they realised that  NPP is the alternative in the state  even as he appreciated the MLAs saying they are senior leader  who are well connected with the grassroot and knows the desires of the people at the grassroot level .

The senior NPP leader also expressed confidence that the eight MLAs would perform very well along with the party and NPP might even emerge as the single majority party in the upcoming polls.

Slamming the Congress, Sangma said that the Congress party has lost its ground  in the state and this is proved from the fact that MPCC president , DD Lapang, Deputy Chief Minister, RC Laloo and others are not contesting the polls this time.

Claiming that there is NPP wave in the state, he also rejected the speculations that it would work with Congress in the state.

When asked about the allegations that NPP is team B of the BJP, Sangma said that NPP was a party with its own ideology and it was in independent party.

“We are contesting elections on our own in most probably   60 seats and if there was team A or B, we would have had an alliance with them .. the matter ends here,” Sangma said.

Another NPP leader, James Sangma said that there is no basis for calling NPP a team B of BJP and added that   these are the allegations of Opposition parties.


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