Conrad Sangma-Led NPP Gets National Party Recognition

Conrad Sangma (L) and Party Logo (R)
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Shillong, June 8, 2019

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted “national party” status to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) on June 7th, 2019.

In a series of tweet, Sangma said, “The recognition of #NPP as National Party status will surely motivate each member of the family of NPP and will further enable us to work for the greater cause of the region and its people.”

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“It is a very nostalgic moment for all of us that the party founded by Late Purno Agitok Sangma has achieved its due recognition. It is not just an achievement for NPP but for the people of #Northeast for their overwhelming support and trust bestowed on the party,” he stated in another tweet.

The NPP was founded by former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangam in January 2013 and presently is a partner in the ruling NDA in the Centre.

NPP is the single largest political party in Meghalaya and has 21 members in the 60-member house. The part has four MLAs in Manipur and Y Joykumar Singh is the Deputy Chief Minister of the state and it is also recognized as a state party in Nagaland.