“Wait and Watch”: Conrad to NPP MLAs of Manipur

“Wait and Watch”: Conrad to NPP MLAs of Manipur


Manipur NPP MLAs met with Party Chief Conrad Sangma

All the four NPP MLAs from Manipur met with NPP President and Meghalaya Chief Minister Shri Conrad Sangma late in the evening at Shillong .

Conrad Sangma is reported to have suggested the four MLAs to adopt the ‘wait and watch’ strategy.  NPP is yet to take a final decision on whether to withdraw from the coalition Government or not.

Agitated over the removal of two of its MLAs from the Council of Ministers, the party’s State unit has been considering whether they should still support the BJP-led coalition or walk out of it. The four NPP MLAs left Imphal for Shillong to discuss the matter with Conrad Sangma and take a final decision, sources informed.

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Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar made it clear that the decision taken by National president Conrad Sangma would be final and binding for all of them.

As of now, there is no question of NPP forging any alliance with other political parties, Joykumar said.

N Kayisii said that NPP is a party of high discipline and all of them would go together with the decision taken by the party’s National president, and there would be no place for personal interests or desires.

Political Analyst View

It is unlikely that NPP will pull out its support for many reasons

  1. NPP is strongly looking for expanding its footprint in other states including Manipur. In Manipur four NPP MLAs and being part of the ruling coalition gives NPP a lot of recognition
  2. NPP is very keen to be in the NEDA also intends to be part of the NDA
  3. There are also rumours that NPP Member of Parliament, Agatha Sangma may be inducted into council of ministers in the Modi government