National Peoples’ Party (NPP) national president and chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday directed the State President of NPP to immediately reorganize the party.
Addressing a gathering to welcome former Mawsynram legislator Himalaya M Shangpliang to the party, Sangma directed the party state leadership to conduct a post-mortem on the performance of the party after the 2023 Assembly polls and submit a report keeping in mind the elections that are coming in the future.
“As a national president, I would like to direct our state president that reorganization of the units, blocks, committees and frontal organizations must happen now immediately,” the NPP National President said.
“We have had six months of rest now it’s time to get back to work. We must reorganize the party, we must activate it,” he added.
Gearing up for the upcoming elections, Conrad Sangma said, “You must call for review. Review all the results that place, in which polling station, in which particular area, what happened, why it happened, what did we expect, what went according to our expectations and what did not. It is important to do a complete post-mortem on the elections and have a report.”
Former Mawsynram legislator Himalaya M Shangpliang joins NPP on Wednesday.
The induction ceremony was held in presence of party leaders and deputy chief ministers, Prestone Tynsong & Sniawbhalang Dhar, and former chief minister and chief adviser to the Government DD Lapang.
On his joining the party, the NPP National president said, “I am sure that we will be able to gain a lot from the joining of Shangpliang as a leader and also his entire supporters coming in and joining us, it will be a great boost to the party.”
Sangma also lauded Shangpliang’s quality as a former legislator and recalled his contributions in the Assembly.
“You have seen him in the Assembly session. You have seen him how he is, someone who can really express an articulate and bring up the issues and concerns of the people even though it may be in an aggressive manner but the point is, he is not doing it for any personal reasons but he is doing it to bring up issues of the people,” he added.
Earlier while delivering his speech after joining the party, Shangpliang said he joined the NPP because Meghalaya is emerging as one of the leading states in the country under the dynamic leadership of Conrad K Sangma.
“I am very impressed with the emphasis given by the party for the development of the state. I could see that the government is focused on entrepreneurship, tourism, agro-processing, skilling of the youths and various livelihood sectors. It is these developments that magnify the purpose of the party,” he said.
He also appreciates the efforts taken up by the MDA government to pursue with the Centre for implementation of the ILP and inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
“These issues and concerns taken up by the party for the welfare of the people of the state have persuaded and convinced me to be part of the growth today and hence I join the NPP today.
Today I commit myself to serve this party with all honesty and sincerity and to serve the people of the state to the best of my ability,” he said.