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Newly elected NPP Manipur unit president Thangminlien Kipgen felicitated
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 25 2020: Clearing all prevailing doubts and uncertainty within the party following a letter sent by NPP National President Conrad Sangma to Minister N Kayisii appointing the latter as the interim President of the NPP State unit, the National People's Party (NPP), Manipur State Unit has officially declared Thangminlien Kipgen as the newly elected president of the party's State unit.

A felicitation function was held to honour the newly elected NPP State Unit president was held at the party's Sangaiprou Mamang Leikai office, today said a press statement of the party.



Newly elected NPP Manipur unit president Thangminlien Kipgen felicitated
Newly elected NPP Manipur unit president Thangminlien Kipgen felicitated


The statement quoted Thangminlien Kipgen, who has been elected as party president uncontested for the term 2020-2023, as saying, "There is and can be no interim President of NPP according to the party's constitution.

However, an adhoc appointment can be made before a regular president is democratically elected in case the post of President is lying vacant.

Moreover, an elected President cannot be removed by a mere letter as it is unconstitutional".

The new president, during the programme further informed that whatever seen in social media and some news reporting cannot be taken as genuine, the statement said.

"Thangminlien Kipgen alleged that the NPP National president has been misled by someone for personal gains.

There is no official intimation from the National level to follow a new Constitution of the party.

Every decision of the party should be taken by the executive members and not by an individual on his personal level and NPP Manipur unit cannot accept the unofficial statement as there has been no official intimation from the National level to the State unit nor to him as state President," it said.

The elected president recalled that he had received a letter from the National President on August 14, 2020 telling him that his tenure as State president has expired and that his executive members have been dissolved, the statement continued.

During the function, he termed such a letter as unfortunate since his tenure ends on August 26, 2020, it said.

The statement also quoted him as saying, "It seems as if he (the NPP National President) is unaware of the tenure ship of its state unit president.

NPP Manipur State unit stands for the truth and will serve the people as we came to do so.

The party will not bow down to power and money under any circumstances" .

The newly elected president also questioned the stands of leaders of all political parties on the frequent changing of political inclination or jumping from one party to another without caring for the public, it said.

He also recalled the sacrifices made by martyrs and freedom fighters like Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General and appealed to all political leaders to have the sacrificing spirit for the welfare of the people, the statement continued.

Ch Ajang Khongsai, working president of NPP Manipur unit who was also present during the felicitation function had informed that the 'letter' was just between Conrad Sangma and Kaiyisii on personal level and cannot be considered as official, the statement said.

Returning officer Dr Ph Jilasana, senior vice president of NPP handed over the certificate to Thangminlien Kipgen on being elected as party president for the term 2020-2023 prior to the function, it said.

The elected president also announced the formation of an ad hoc executive committee of the party which includes, Dr Ph Jilasana, Ch Ajang Khongsai, L Thanil Meitei, S Thoiba, L Subash, Mukta Nongbri, G Satyavati, Thongkam Haokip, Chinkhanpao, Mahingrang and Zaipou, the statement added.


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