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Former Meghalaya Assembly Speaker joins NPP

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

In a boost to the National Peoples Party (NPP), an ally of the at the Centre, ahead of the state election, former Assembly Elstone D today joined the party.

NPP welcomed the former at a rally at Adokgre village in North district.

was earlier with the Nationalist Party (NCP).

Speaking at the rally Conrad claimed that winds of change are blowing in both the Khasi-Jaintia and region as seen from the eight MLAs who quit their House membership and have joined the party (NPP) with the hope to oust the from power.

He urged the people to vote in favour of his party in the upcoming elections for an all-round development in the state.

In his address, the former claimed the NPP is the only party that can guide the state towards development.

The NPP has announced candidates in at least 51 seats of the 60 in the state.

Assembly elections are due in this year as the tenure of the current Assembly ends on March 6.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:05 IST