Congress victory in state LS elections will strengthen party at centre: Therie

Congress victory in state LS elections will strengthen party at centre: Therie

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) mahila members during an event held to welcome members of the LJP at Congress Bhavan, Dimapur on March 23. (Morung Photo)

State Lok Janshakti Party joins Indian National Congress

Morung Express News
Dimapur | March 23

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie today emphasized on the Lok Sabha elections and stated that if the Congress party in the state wins the LS elections, it will strengthen the party in the centre. He also claimed that Congress will come to power in Delhi by the end of May.

Reiterating on the three main agendas of the party-to vigorously oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2016; press for Naga Political solution; and to propagate secularism or freedom of religion, he said “this is the way forward for the state of Nagaland.”

He was speaking at an event here today at the Congress Bhavan, Dimapur, organized to formally welcome the members of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Nagaland to the Indian National Congress (INC).

He said it was a “decisive decision” on the part of the LJP members to join Congress during a very important juncture adding that grassroot people are the most important people in the society and so will be given participation in every sphere.

Therie also lamented on the present state of affairs. “I have to speak ill of the government because the government of the day has finished crores of money without it landing to the ground or vanishing to the skies.” He pointed out to the low performance in National assessment and huge deficit budget as a case in point.

“The state remains the same as fifteen years ago, we have forgotten who have worked at the grassroots,” Therie added.

“If NDPP gets the seat at the centre, they will, among more than 500 representatives, be an outsider and a loner but Congress victory to LS seat will not only benefit the party at the centre but also pave way for major agendas to be fulfilled for the welfare of the state,” he stressed.

Rosemary Kithan, who is LJP Dimapur district Mahila president commented that the LJP party although existing in the state for the last four years, made no progress, which convinced them to join the congress party. “Since the Congress has offered us a platform to work hand and hand, we are happy to join and work with them,” she said. More than 50 LJP mahilas attended the meet.