Friday, December 2, 2022

Nagaland: NPCC refutes Shurho’s allegation

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has refuted the allegation of NPF president Dr Shurhozelie Leizietsü that Congress had betrayed the Nagas in 1998.
NPCC president K Therie clarified in a press release that Congress did not agree to boycott election with anyone in 1998 and hence the question of betrayal did not arise.
He went on to state that Congress supported NPF candidates in all constituencies where it did not contest in 2018 February election. Therie also said that Congress had sincerely supported NPF candidate C Apok Jamir in the May 2018 Lok Sabha by-election. He also expressed gratefulness to NPF for supporting Congress candidate KL Chishi, former chief minister.
“We lost because 7 NPF MLAs betrayed us. Then they were joined by others when 21 MLAs defected. From 26 it has come down to 4. NPF’s immunity in resisting defection is weak perhaps because of compromising with NDPP and BJP whose ideals are anti-Christian and anti-Nagaland because of Hindutva,” Therie stated.
He asserted that Congress was neither the cause of betrayal, nor had it betrayed at any point of time or compromised its faith and secular principles. He explained that he was issuing the rejoinder to clear the minds of people from wrong propaganda.

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