The Telegraph
Tuesday , May 27 , 2014
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Purno hails Delhi cabinet

Tura, May 26: National People’s party leader Purno Agitok Sangma has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet.

“It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister and we are sure he has taken his decisions keeping in mind the interest of the people and the country. We have been given a responsibility by the people, which we will try and fulfil to the best of our ability”, Sangma said over phone from New Delhi.

“I will extend all expertise and support to the new government led by the visionary leadership of Modi,” Sangma said.

The NPP, which had forged a pre-poll alliance with BJP, managed to win the Tura seat. Sangma’s party is also part of the Neiphiu Rio- led North East Regional Political Forum (NERPF), which was formed last year. “As a member of the NDA, I should be available for whatever role I am assigned,” Sangma said.

After a gap of six-and-a-half years, Sangma has returned to Parliament as an MP and an ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Sangma has assured Modi of all cooperation and support on subjects related to the Northeast.

Sangma, who is yet to completely recover from a ligament fracture, could not attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of Modi today. His son Conrad said, “He is not able to attend as the distance required to walk is too far plus there are many steps to climb. Entry of cars has been restricted because of security reasons.”