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VPP terms NPP leader’s allegation ‘baseless’

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Shillong, April 9: The Voice of the People Party (VPP) in a statement today clarified that the allegation made by Pyniaid Sing Syiem, an NPP leader that the Voice of the People Party created disturbances during the NPP meeting is ‘baseless and unfounded’.

The VPP demands that he (NPP leader) should produce material evidence to prove that those who shouted “Ha U Prah” slogans were the members of the party or sponsored by us or even our sympathizers.

“It is unfortunate that mere sloganeering done by one or two unorganized individuals would lead to physical attack and abuse. The attacker should be booked as per relevant provision of law. The reaction done by the NPP leaders only exposes their level of frustration and their lack of maturity to handle even petty matters.

“What is even more dangerous was the command that was made to the police officers to make an arrest, without following the due process of law, of a simple ordinary citizen for mere sloganeering. This amply shows how abusive the NPP leaders are and it is no wonder that people are venting out their frustration at them,” the VPP stated.

The VPP spokesperson Batskhem Myrboh further said, “However, we strongly urge the sympathizers of the party to avoid making unnecessary sloganeering against the leaders they dislike and also to maintain propriety in the society. The best revenge is the revenge in the ballot.

“Further, we also would like to impress upon our sympathizers to be cautious against any planted attempt made by the MDA allies to defame the Party for their purpose of gaining sympathy votes,” the VPP stated.

 

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