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NFP confident

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, December 16, 2013

THE National Federation Party is confident of having its representatives in Parliament after the 2014 Election.

NFP president Raman Singh said in an interview that the party was confident because of the proportional system of voting planned for the polls.

"The party will get the number of seats which equals to the number of votes," he said confidently.

"It is premature to talk about coalition and at the moment we are fighting on our own. But we shall be open for talks on coalition after getting into parliament.

"Our aim is to be in government so that we can help our people."

Mr Singh said the party had not advertised for candidates yet.

He said the party would make a decision on contesting the election when the electoral legislation were in place and the important appointments were made.

But, in the meantime, the party's officials are moving around in various parts of the country and meeting their long-time supporters.

"We are looking at advertising for candidates early next year and hopefully by then the government promulgates the necessary laws.

"In the meantime, the party machinery has been activated and through visits to the communities, we will identify some candidates."

Mr Singh said the traditional support for the party was intact, saying the party's old supporters were still there with the party.

He said the party's youth wing had also been activated and the group was using social media to reach out to youths.