Shillong, July 11: A senior and founding member of the National People’s Party (NPP), ECB Bamon has resigned from the party and decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections, slated next year, from a new party.
Bamon told reporters on Tuesday that he had already tendered his resignation both from the primary membership and as senior vice-president of the NPP.
Claiming himself to be a loyalist of late Purno Agitok Sangma, who launched the NPP in 2012 in Meghalaya, Bamon said, “After he (Purno) passed away, I had deeply thought that if my political mentor (Purno) had left the NPP for good forever, then who am I to remain in this party, I am nobody, I better leave too.”
Stating that the future of the NPP without Purno is bleak, he said that this is because there is no new approach or new direction under the new leadership of the party led by Conrad K Sangma, the youngest son of the former leader.
“I do not find any new approach or direction in the party for the future development of the people and the state because now it is only for name and fame,” Bamon, the former MLA said.
After him, he said there are still many NPP loyalists who will leave the party because of “rough weather” within the party’s rank and file.
Bamon also denied that his decision came after he knew that the Mookaiaw independent legislator, Robinus Syngkon is joining the party and said, “The mindset of the present president (Conrad) is not clear. They need good political advisers if they are going to lead the party (to great heights).”
Meanwhile, Bamon also informed that he is in the process of finding a new house (political party) and a new leader as well.
“I will contest from the party which I am going to join since NPP have no veteran leaders. I will soon sit with my supporters to decide on the new party,” he said.