Shillong, July 11: The National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday held a ‘Digital Conclave’ where they adopted a resolution to fight discrimination of Northeast citizens.
The conclave was attended by party functionaries from different parts of the country, including National President Conrad K. Sangma, National Secretaries James K. Sangma, Mutchu Mithi, Dr. Lalrintluanga Jahau, Sashank Ghatraj, Thomas Sangma including President of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.
The NPP resolution reads, “National People’s Party believes in the spirit of our Nation’s founding fathers that our Nation arose in unity amongst diversity. It is in this firm belief that we pledge to voice against discrimination faced by citizens of the North East in various parts of our country and to work towards national integration and respect for one another. As the only Party with a National status originating from the North East Region, we unanimously pass a resolution to voice and fight against discrimination of North East citizens based on race, culture region and religion. This sitting unanimously passes this resolution.”
Conrad K. Sangma welcomed the new members of the party from North Bengal as well as expressed his congratulations to newly elected Rajya Sabha Member from Meghalaya Dr. W. R. Kharlukhi, who also attended the meeting via video conference.
“Political scenario in the nation, particularly Northeast has seen a lot of change in the past few years. We clearly see that there is a vacuum as far as leadership is concern. Today people are becoming politically inclined and sensitive as they want political parties to represent their aspiration. In this situation, the role and responsibility for a party like NPP is of paramount importance,” Sangma said.
He added that in less than six years of its formation, NPP has got the status of a national party. “It is not just a matter of pride but an indication that the party has been widely accepted in the region and the people wants NPP to be the voice and the platform for the unheard,” the NPP chief said.
He urged the party leaders to strengthened its footprints across different parts of the country, particularly in East and Northeast and focus on issues that connects the region and work together as a team to make the voices of our people heard loud and clear.