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NPP’s manifesto promises to repeal AFSPA from Manipur, uproot corruption


NPP national vice president Y Joykumar informed that the first list of candidates for the party will be announced Monday afternoon and the remaining may be announced later

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The National People’s Party (NPP) on Sunday released its manifesto, ‘Action Document 2022’, for the ensuing Manipur Assembly election. The party is also announcing its first list of candidates on Monday.

The manifesto was released at a function held at Mayol Multipurpose Hall, Imphal. While NPP national president Conrad Sangma and NPP Arunachal State President Sh. Mutchu Mithi attended the function virtually, other leaders of the party’s state unit including NPP national vice president Y Joykumar, NPP Manipur State Unit working president L Jayentakumar, NPP Youth president Ratika Yumnam, amongst others attended the function.

Amongst the important agenda in the manifesto, NPP said it will work towards repeal of AFSPA from Manipur, and also work towards uprooting corruption in all forms and ensure smooth functioning of public services.

NPP also said that it will focus on the dialogue process with insurgency groups and non-state actors for sustained peace. The party also maintained that it will reach out to all stakeholders to ensure indigenous rights of all communities are protected.

NPP chief and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said that as Manipur is known for its arts and culture, sports, tourism, amongst others, the party will focus on these areas to develop them. The party will also focus on education and women of the state, he said and urged the people of the state to support the party in the election.

Speaking on the occasion, NPP national vice president and deputy chief minister Y Joykumar said that the manifesto has been named ‘Action Document 2022’ because the party intends to translate the promises in the document into action.

Stating that NPP is planning to field around 40 candidates, he said that five or six candidates will be in the fray in the hills and 34/35 candidates in the valley. At the present, two women candidates are in consideration and if more qualified women candidates come up, they would also be fielded, he said and adding three or four candidates will be from the Meitei Pangal community.

He also informed that the first list of candidates for the party will be announced Monday afternoon and the remaining might be announced in later phases.

The deputy chief minister exuded confidence that NPP will be victorious in at least 20 seats out of the 60 constituencies. Ruling out any pre-poll alliance, he maintained that the party will decide on the formation of government depending on the results of the election.

The party later warmly welcomed Lunkhunpao Haokip of Chandel assembly constituency on joining the party.

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