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NPP to contest Arunachal Assembly election alone: Conrad

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The National Peoples Party, which is part of the BJP-led coalition North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) would contest the elections alone, NPP and Conrad K has said.

"The NPP plans to contest as many Assembly seats as possible in Arunachal Pradesh alone while remaining a of the NEDA," he told reporters here Friday.

Terming NEDA as a platform to plan for economic development, he said that all parties are free to maintain their respective identity which the NPP would do.

That is why despite alliance with Arunachal Pradesh's ruling BJP government, the NPP would fight Assembly seats alone, the NPP said.

Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh are due along with the Lok Sabha elections.

The NPP is part of the BJP-led N Biren Singh government in and also of the Neiphiu Rio led NDDP government in The BJP is a junior coalition in the Conrad K government in

The chief minister, who also holds charge of the Finance portfolio said he would call a conclave of all North ministers for close inter-state cooperation which would immensely benefit the region.

Responding to questions from scribes, he said the has already adopted a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) bill.

On Thursday the passed a resolution opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

He said the NPP will be meeting in the coming days to decide on the future course of action of the party with regards to the Citizenship Bill.

On ongoing in his state, he said that that has been going on since British time illegally but the NPP government had termed it illegal and the has taken bold steps to check it as 1,000 cases of illegal were registered during last two years.

On banning coal in Meghalaya, he said it was not possible as people have been doing so since time immemorial. It should be regulated while ensuring environment protection and ensuring safety measures to not snatch away livelihood of the masses.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 11:00 IST