BJP vows to take MLA share from 4 to 40 in 2018 Nagaland election
Morung Express News
Dimapur | July 26
Don’t want to vote for the BJP? Think again. It may cost you a salary and roads.
A functionary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stated that development in Nagaland will come only if it backs the central Party.
“If you don’t walk with Modi, there won’t be any development. Nothing will be possible,” the Organising Secretary BJP In-charge of Nagaland, Ananta Narayan Mishra, said during a recent event to Wokha district.
His speech, currently going viral on social media, was reportedly made during a visit to Pangti on July 19 as a part of a Wokha District Mandal Tour Programme.
Mishra said, “In Nagaland, government salary will also be stopped gradually. If BJP sarkar does not come to Nagaland, Delhi’s money will also not come to Nagaland.”
Noting that the BJP will try to gain seats one-by-one, the Organising Secretary asserted that while Nagaland presently has four BJP MLAs, after the next election, this number will increase to 40. This can be done through the BJP’s “ten-point-program” to be followed by its members to help the Party win the February 2018 elections to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and form the government, he said to the attending members.
Mishra cited the example of Assam where the BJP’s share in the Assembly went from 6 to 68 seats, while in Manipur it surged from one seat to 21 seats. Even in Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP is in power and all Congress MLAs joined the BJP, he summarized.
“In the coming days, the next CM in Nagaland will be a BJP CM,” he swore, asking the audience to note down the time and date on which he made the ‘prediction.’
“No one can stop the BJP,” he said. Congress propaganda will not work, he noted, whether they term the BJP ‘anti Christian’ or otherwise, it will all be proven false and a BJP leader will become the CM of Nagaland.
The irony was lost to Mishra that he made the entire speech in Hindi, a language marginally used in Nagaland. The saffron party draws its major support from the Hindi speaking belt that has wide representation in parliament.
The Wokha District Mandal Tour Programme was held from July 18-19 where Mishra along with Er. Cheong Konyak, State Vice President & in charge, Wokha District, Er. Senkathung Jami, State Vice President and District officials visited all Mandals in the district.
BJP Nagaland denies allegation
Meanwhile, the BJP Nagaland today denied a comment (not mentioned above) circulating on social media, that its Organising Secretary BJP, In-charge of Nagaland, Ananta Narayan Mishra, had allegedly made.
“This is just propaganda,” maintained BJP Nagaland General Secretary (Media), Jaangsillung Gonmei when contacted by The Morung Express. He, however, admitted that they do not have a video recording of the event to prove his point.
The BJP Nagaland unit has made a complaint of ‘damaging BJP image’ and ‘polarizing by inciting communal feeling’ to SP Wokha (through SP Kohima) against the individual who allegedly posted the statement on social media.