Kohima, 18 October (MTNews): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) held a ticket handover ceremony today for Wanglem Konyak at Congress Bhawan, Kohima. This event marked the party’s preparations for the upcoming 43 Tapi AC bye-election.
Wanglem Konyak, the chosen Congress candidate for the bye-election, expressed unwavering confidence in the Indian National Congress. During his address, Konyak emphasized the growing influence of the INDIA alliance across the country and his belief in the Congress’s vision and values. He stressed his commitment to a national party with a broad vision.
NPCC President Supongmeren, speaking at the event, underlined the Congress’s identity as a ‘mass-based party.’ He stressed the party’s dedication to working at the grassroots level, alongside the common man and voters. Additionally, Supongmeren called upon Konyak to connect with voters and align his leadership aspirations with the people’s needs, emphasizing all-round development.
Further speaking at the gathering, Jamir reiterated the Congress’s dedication to conducting a principled and transparent campaign. He urged Konyak to represent the party’s values while connecting with voters in the region.
The event witnessed the participation of local leaders, including Anghs of the area, party officials from Tapi, and members of the NPCC.
Talking to Mokokchung Times, Jamir revealed, “During the last election, Wanglem Konyak lost by a margin of just 82 votes. This time around, while the Congress faces stiff competition from the ruling government, we remain confident that the voters’ determination and support for our party will withstand any challenges or attacks.”
It is noteworthy that in the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) election in 2023, Wanglem Konyak contested on the NPF ticket. Now, as the Congress candidate for the upcoming Tapi AC bye-election, Konyak, backed by the NPCC, is gearing up for a fresh political battle against NDPP’s Wangpang Konyak. The bye-election necessitated due to the demise of sitting NDPP MLA Noke Wangnao is scheduled on 7 November.