DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 23 (MExN): The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) today issued a clarification stating that its press statement titled ‘A clarion call to exercise franchise with Christian Principles: NBCC’ was not in support of any party.
The statement published on February 21, 2018, contained phrases urging voters to choose our future with Christian and “Naga Identity” and encouraging “members to have allegiance towards one’s faith, rather than by going with any communal party.”
A press note from the Convener of the Clean Election Campaign, NBCC, Rev Dr Mar Atsongchanger said that these phrases have been read as supporting certain political party. “In a time such as this the choice of phrases and appeal has been mistakenly constructed,” the NBCC said.
“For which the Clean Election Core Committee clarifies to the political parties which may have hurt their sentiments, that NBCC in no way support any political party,” it added.