BJP National Secretary and North East in-charge, Ram Madhav.
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 17 (MExN): Playing the secular card, BJP National Secretary and North East in-charge, Ram Madhav on Friday acknowledged the first Christian missionaries of the 30s and 40s, who he said, did a commendable job in the mission field along with education in Eastern Nagaland.
“No advance people or the mainland people were able to enter the ENPO area, it was because of their (Christian missionaries) sacrifices and humanity work that the people of this region stand tall today,” the BJP national secretary is reported to have stated while addressing an election rally at Longkhim.
According to the press statement from media cell, BJP Nagaland, Madhav also lamented on the pathetic road condition in Tuensang district. He said there are no visible roads but only potholes and squarely blamed the government of the present day for miserably failing the state and the people of the region.
Claiming that the BJP has desire to build strong leaders from the ENPO area, Madhav said there is no fund constraint under the NDA government under Modi for State development purposes. “The present dispensation has failed in all sectors and if BJP comes to power, transformation of Nagaland can become a reality,” he stated.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju who also spoke at the rally harped that the upcoming 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly election was very crucial not only for the BJP, but for the state of Nagaland and to the larger contest, the country.
“Nagaland as a State maybe small in size when compared to other mainland States, yet it is very important, crucial and sensitive for the country. Therefore, the party is taking this assembly election seriously in a structured manner as it would shape the future of the State,” the Union Minister of State stated.
Rijiju also pointed out that for the last four years, Nagaland has seen instability and non-performance with infighting among the Naga Peoples Front (NPF) and change of Chief Minister-ship for four times. He asserted that changes can come to Nagaland only through the BJP-NDPP alliance which would be forming the next government.
BJP candidate Imtilemba Sangtam who is contesting from the 52 A/C Longkhim-Chare also delivered a short speech at the rally. After the rally, the BJP campaigners left for 29- Jangpetkong A/C under Mokokchung district.