NPP to form new govt: Shira

SHILLONG, DEC 5: The opposition National People’s Party (NPP) today expressed confidence that the party will be voted to power in the upcoming 2018 state Assembly elections.

Speaking to reporters after welcoming the official joining of a UDP leader to the party, NPP leader and sitting legislator from Songsak constituency Nihim D Shira said that the party will have massive impact in the upcoming polls.

“If we get 15 seats from Garo Hills and 20 from Khasi Hills region, we will be the single largest party and form the new government here,” he said.

Asked, Shira said that it will not be a threat for him even if the chief minister Mukul Sangma is contesting from Songsak constituency.

“There is no  threat  as I am the son of the soil, people still love  and support me,” he said while welcoming anybody to come and contest from Songsak.

He however said that the constituency for the past 40 years have suffered since the previous MLAs representing the constituency are from outside.

On the other hand, Ramsiej claimed that the people in Umroi constituency will vote for the NPP.  Even though it is a new party, he however said that the people knows which party they should vote.

Ramsiej decided to quit the UDP as its vice president from Umroi after he was denied a ticket even though the party had cleared his name in the first list. The UDP had instead allotted the ticket to Mangkara Pathaw, son of former chief minister JD Rymbai, despite of him joining the party only last month.

By Our Reporter

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