11 Northern Angami II A/C NDPP holds coordination meeting

NDPP leaders during the coordination meeting in Kohima on April 13.

NDPP leaders during the coordination meeting in Kohima on April 13.

Our Correspondent
Kohima | April 14

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) of 11th Northern Angami II A/C held a coordination meeting at its head office Kohima on April 13 wherein party leaders and officials from the Central Executive Board (CEB) shared their suggestions for the upcoming election.

In a short speech, NDPP Central Executive Board (CEB) vice president Theyiekielie Tachü, informed that all legislators and former legislators, ex-candidates were working together to ensure a resounding victory for the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) consensus candidate Dr Chumben Murry.

He raised concerns about how the BJP party has been slandered as a non-secular party by people on social media which occurs only the time of election. He said although BJP and NDPP were two different parties with different ideologies they were working together to bring about development in the state.

He assured that the NDPP party was committed to protecting the culture, tradition and religion of the Nagas and in no way would compromise it.

He also cited how the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, irrespective of political parties, rejected the Forest Amendment Act and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Free Movement Regime and other policies that were unhealthy for the Naga society.

In a short speech, NDPP CEB general secretary Peter Kuotsu, highlighted about the political career of the present Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the NDPP candidate Dr Chumben Murry.

He said three candidates including one from the Congress, an independent and NDPP were in fray for the polls. He recalled how in the past, the regional parties won elections-both state and parliamentary polls, by a huge margin.

The NDPP leader, meanwhile, slammed Congress for sowing the seeds of hatred and division in the name of secularism. He said that under the Congress regime, Nagas suffered many atrocities while many lost their lives as the military tried to suppress the Naga movement by force and not dialogue.

Unlike the Congress party, he said that NDPP was a regional party from Nagaland which works to protect the Naga culture and identity.

He cited how the state under CM Neiphiu Rio and its alliance with the BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought transformative development in the state.

In his remark, Special Assistant to CM, Vibeilietuo Kets, echoed similar sentiments and said that the election should not be seen as a Hindu-Christian election. He urged the electors to be cautious of the false information propagated through social media platforms.

He urged the party workers to work hard and ensure that the NDPP candidate wins by a huge margin.

The meeting was chaired by president NDPP, 11th Northern Angami II A/C, Kechalhoubei Talie while invocation was pronounced by vice president Thepfukhao Chüpuo.