National People's Party (India)

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National People's Party
Leader P.A. Sangma
Founded 6 January 2013
Headquarters M.G. Avenue, Floor, MDU Building, Imphal-795001 (Manipur)
Alliance National Democratic Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
4 / 200
(Rajasthan Legislative Assembly)
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
2 / 60
(Meghalaya Legislative Assembly)
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Book.svg
Politics of India
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Elections

The National People's Party is a national-level political party in India though its influence is mostly concentrated in the state of Meghalaya. In January 2013, P A Sangma launched the party on the national level. He announced that his party would be in alliance with the National Democratic Alliance led by Bharatiya Janta Party. Sangma also reiterated that though the membership of the party is open to all, it shall be a tribalcentric party.[1] Sangma, who has been a nine-time Member of Parliament, had announced to form a new political party soon after his expulsion from the Nationalist Congress Party in July 2012, when he refused to accept party decision to quit the Indian presidential election, 2012. NPP contested the assembly election of Rajasthan in December 2013, under the leadership of Kirodi Lal Meena, a former BJP member and MP (Independent from Dausa) at the time of election and won four seats.

Election symbol[edit]

Its election symbol is 'Book'.[2] The significance for the same is that the party believes that only literacy and education can empower the weaker sections.[3]

Elections[edit]

The party won three seats in the 2007 state legislative assembly election: Thangminlen Kipgen won the Kangpokpi seat, V. Hangkhanlian the Thanlon seat and T. Hangkhanpao the Singhat seat.[4][5] The party has proposed to contest elections in the tribal constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, north West Bengal and the Northeast India.[6]

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