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 Legislative Assembly
4 / 200
(Rajasthan Legislative Assembly)
Seats in Legislative Assembly
2 / 60
(Meghalaya Legislative Assembly)
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Book.svg
Politics of India
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The National People's Party is a national level political party in the India though its influence is mostly concentrated to the state of Meghalaya. In January 2013, P A Sangma launched this party on the national level. He also announced that his political 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. Now, NPP is going to contest election in Rajasthan in the leadership of Kirodi Lal Meena, MP (Independent from Dausa). It is providing third option to people of Rajasthan side by INC and BJP.

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]


The party had 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] 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]