Dimapur, February 24 (MExN): AICC Observer for Nagaland, Capt. Praveen Davar today asserted that the Congress is confident of winning over dozen seats in the ensuing Nagaland assembly election though the party has fielded only 18 candidates. The Congress’ win will be “a decisive factor in the formation of a secular government in Nagaland,” Capt. Praveen stated in a press release.
The AICC Observer also was confident that “the people will certainly reject the BJP, which is misusing all the money power it has acquired with massive corruption in its central and state governments, to impose Hindi and Hindutva on the state of Nagaland.”
Meanwhile, he criticised the “unholy alliance” between the BJP and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) calling it “nothing but an open invitation to instability, chaos and disorder.”
Further, the release maintained that the lack of development in Nagaland symbolised by horrible conditions of roads, pitiable power and shortage of water and poor infrastructure “shows the track record of the 10 years old Rio Government which was steeped in corruption to the bones.”
“The NDPP leader and former CM Neiphiu Rio has justified the alliance with the BJP despite its track record of communism which is too well known in the country…The secular people of Nagaland will never forgive him for his unethical political opportunism.”
Capt. Praveen also censured that the Prime Minister during his recent visit to Nagaland in Tuensang did not speak a word on secularism. “He should have at least assured the people that there will be no danger to their faith culture and traditions,” the AICC Observer added.
Pointing out that the Prime Minister mentioned in his speech there has been instability in Nagaland for the last four years, he further questioned, “But who was responsible for this instability? The BJP which has been part of previous government has been mainly been the root cause of instable governments in the last decade and more.”