AFSPA CAN STILL BE REPEALED, SAYS MEGHALAYA CM CONRAD SANGMA. THERE’S A RIDER
1 January 2022
Even though there has been a six-month extension in Nagaland, it can still be repealed,” Conrad K Sangma told HT amid howls of protest in Nagaland that is still mourning the killing of civilians in a botched army operation and the ensuing violence.
Sangma’s party, the National People’s Party (NPP), is an alliance partner of Bharatiya Janata Party in Meghalaya which helped him come to power after the 2018 assembly elections. In Manipur, NPP which had four MLAs till recently – one of them crossed over to the BJP this week – supports the BJP government led by N Biren Singh. Conrad’s party plans to contest the Manipur elections scheduled for early next year on its own.
News Source : Hindustan Times
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