National People’s Party (NPP) chief and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma said that his party believes in a united northeast for the common good of the people of the region.

Addressing the party supporters in Imphal on Saturday, Conrad expressed confidence that NPP’s surge in northeast will further grow, as people have understood that NPP is a party that is committed for the common good of the people of the northeast.

“We may have difference and our own priorities but NPP believes that we can bring the people of northeast together. Today in this programme we have a Khasi leader wearing a Naga jacket and a Garo leader wearing a Kuki jacket. We will always want to fight for our rights but our similarities bind us together. NPP can provide a platform for our people in northeast to raise their voice and concerns that affects us. I believe that we can take northeast forward,” said Conrad.

He also said that the NPP would provide a platform to raise the voice that affects the people of northeast. “People of Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland have shown their faith in us because they believe in our ideology. In the coming months there will be election in other states and I am sure that people will bestow their faith in us there too,” he added.

Earlier, Conrad and two of his colleagues from Meghalaya were felicitated by the party functionaries led by deputy chief minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh and other leaders at Lamboi Khongnangkhong playground in Imphal.

The NPP chief was accompanied by PWD minister Prestone Tynsong and home minister James K Sangma.

It was Conrad Sangma’s maiden visit to Manipur after assuming the office on March 6.

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