Meghalaya News 24 exclusive
The failure of the National People’s Party (NPP) to become the single-largest party and hold back its bastion Tura (a part of which is the MLA constituency of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma) has definitely raised a question ‘Is NPP losing its position in the state?’
Leader of Opposition and former chief minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday told Meghalaya News 24 that the writing is on the wall that there is a big anti-NPP wave in not only in the Garo Hills region but also in the state as a whole.
Referring to BJP’s Bernard N Marak who won the Tura seat which includes the South Tura seat, which is the home turf of Chief Minister and National People’s Party national president Conrad K Sangma, Mukul said, “They (NPP) have lost their own seat.”
He further said that the poor performance of the NPP in the just concluded GHADC election is the demonstration of people’s anger.
“…it is a demonstration of people losing faith and confidence in the party (NPP) as well as the government, it is nothing short of that,” Mukul said.
According to him, the poll verdict is also the approval of the alleged activities and corruption against the previous EC led by the NPP.
Interestingly, Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) national president Conrad K Sangma too has blamed the “anti-incumbency factor ” as the core reason for the party’s lackluster performance in the just concluded GHADC polls.