Arunachal Pradesh leaders Jarpum Gamlin and Paknga Bage have been appointed as National People’s Party (NPP) national Secretary in-charge for media, social media and communications and National Secretary in-charge of Nagaland respectively.
In a statement issued in Shillong on June 23, NPP national president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said, “Communications plays a very important role in politics in an age of information. Gamlin with prior experience in the field of media will be an asset for the party. He understands the nuances of media and communication and knows the industry very well. I am sure he would be a friend to all the media persons, particularly from the Northeast and will aid in providing required information to the media.”
Gamlin, is a former journalist and founding editor and publisher of Itanagar-based newspaper Eastern Sentinel, had unsuccessfully contested the elections to the Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly.
Similarly, Bage, who also unsuccessfully contested the assembly election was on June 23 appointed as National Secretary incharge of Nagaland. Bage has been entrusted the role to strengthen the party base in Nagaland in close coordination with Nagaland State Unit.
“As national party, NPP has already begun its interventions to strengthen the party base in different states of the Northeast and necessary initiatives are being taken to ensure that the party reaches out to the people of Northeast and beyond,” Sangma added.