National People’s Party (NPP) national president and chief minister Conrad K Sangma said the NPP will contest from maximum number of seats in 2023 polls. Although, the NPP president did not divulge if the party will contest in all the 60 seats, he, however, said his party is gearing up its preparation for the 2023 assembly elections.
Speaking to reporters, Sangma said, “We are doing our best to ensure that we select the right candidates and we are working hard to organize the party. So let’s hope for the best as election is always tough,” Sangma said.
Asked if NPP will contest in all the 60 seats, he said, “Lets see, maximum (Seats) will be contested.”
Talking about the upcoming election, the NPP supremo said one cannot take election easy.
“One cannot take your opponents lightly as every opponent is a serious opponent. It is the mindset that is important and I want that our candidates should approach the elections with a serious mindset,” he said.
It may be mentioned that in Garo Hills region, the main opponent for NPP will be Dr. Mukul Sangma led Trinamool Congress, where as Khasi Jaintia Hills is likely to experience multi corner fight.
When asked, the NPP chief said, “For us what is important is we look at both party loyalty and the commitment to the party and commitment to the people is something which is very important to us and of course we are looking at winnability. It is a question of mixing and matching both these are our major decision making criteria for us. Apart from that, we look at the overall background of the candidate. We look at the individual objective and how they want to work in the constituency…”