The National People’s Party (NPP), launched its unit in Assam on Wednesday with a plan to contest in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the State.
“We are ready to contest in 25 seats (across the eight north-eastern States). Being with the National Democratic Alliance does not stop us from contesting the election,” NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said after inaugurating the party office in Guwahati.
Assam is the sixth north-eastern State where the NPP has made an entry.
The party has 20 MLAs in Meghalaya, 5 in Arunachal Pradesh,4 in Manipur, and 2 in Nagaland.
It is a minor ruling partner of the BJP in Manipur and Nagaland.