National People’s Party reiterated tough opposition to UCC practice

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National People's Party reiterated tough opposition to UCC practice

Shillong: The National People’s Party (NPP) reiterated its strong opposition to the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Meghalaya, despite its inclusion in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election manifesto.
The state president of the NPP, Prestone Tynsong, endorsed the position during an election rally in Mawthadraishan, warning against attempts to mislead the public about the party’s position.
Tynsong emphasized that the NPP has consistently opposed the UCC since 2018 and reiterated its position during the recent budget session in the Assembly.
He recalled the party’s active engagement with various political bodies and pressure groups to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), now the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which exempted certain areas in Meghalaya.
Tynsong stressed that electing NPP candidate Ampareen Lyngdoh would strengthen the party’s position to address pending demands such as implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) and inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages ​​in the Eighth Schedule.
However, the Voice of People’s Party (VPP) expressed doubts about the NPP’s stand, citing the absence of its election manifesto and suggesting alignment with the BJP’s agenda.
VPP chief Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit warned voters against supporting the NPP, saying the BJP’s manifesto was against the interests of the local population of Meghalaya.
Basaiawmoit highlighted the transparency of the VPP, which had earlier released its election manifesto, contrasting what he perceived as ambivalence about the NPP’s alignment with the BJP’s agenda.

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