Conrad Sangma's NPP to debut in Mizoram Assembly polls, will contest in eight seats

Aizawl: The National People's Party (NPP) will contest eight seats in the Mizoram elections on 28 November, party national secretary Lalrina said Thursday.

The NPP was launched in Mizoram by its president and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad Sangma, on 29 September.

Lalrina said that the NPP candidates would be filing their nominations either on Thursday or Friday, which is the last date of filing nominations.

File image of Conrad Sangma. Image courtesy: Team101 Reporters

File image of Conrad Sangma. Image courtesy: Team101 Reporters

"Former parliamentary secretary Hmingdailova Khiangte, who recently resigned from the state legislature after being denied ticket by the ruling Congress, would be NPP's candidate for Tuirial seat in Kolasib district, located on the border with Assam," Lalrina said.

NPP state unit convener Lianzuala will contest from the Dampa constituency, while a retired Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, B Suanzalang, will try his electoral luck from Champhai North seat.

Former president of the erstwhile underground Hmar People's Convention (HPC), Hmingchungnunga, would be the NPP's nominee in the Serlui seat, while Kapliana Pachuau, a journalist and a fresher, would contest from the prestigious Serchhip seat against giants like chief minister Lal Thanhawla and Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) chief ministerial nominee Lalduhoma.

First timers — John Lalremruata, Lalhuliana and DD Chakma — will contest from Kolasib, Thorang and Tuichawng seats, respectively.

In Meghalaya, the NPP is the major partner of the ruling MDA alliance, while in Nagaland and Manipur it is also part of the ruling alliance. It is part of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and a constituent of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).

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Updated Date: Nov 08, 2018 22:39:26 IST