Lok Sabha Elections: Give Chance To Raise Voice Of People, Conrad Urges Voters

Conrad Sangma during the launch of NPP in Assam. Photo courtesy: Sangma's Twitter handle
Conrad Sangma during the launch of NPP in Assam. Photo courtesy: Sangma's Twitter handle

Guwahati, March 11, 2019

Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) supremo Conrad K Sangma, soon after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates of Lok Sabha elections, urged people of the region to “unite and support in their endeavour.”

The NPP has launched its unit in Assam on March 6th, 2019 with a plan to contest in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the State. Sangma said that the forthcoming election will give his party “an opportunity” to expand its base in the region and highlight the “voice and concerns of the people”.

“#NPP has chart out a road map for the #Northeast & the 17th LS election will give the party an opportunity to expand its base in the region and raise the voice & concerns of the people loud & clear. We urge the voters of the region to unite, support and join us in our endeavour,” he wrote on Twitter.

The 2019 general election will be held in seven phases, the Election Commission (EC) announced on March 10th, 2019. Around 900 million or 90 crore people have been registered as voters for the 2019 general election. These include 1.5 crore new voters in the age group of 18 to 19.

The Lok Sabha polls in the eight northeastern states will be held in three phases in April – 11, 18 and 23rd.  While polling in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim will be held in a single phase, polling in Manipur and Tripura will be held in two phases and polling in Assam will be held in three phases.