Sunday, January 29, 2023

North East Democratic Front party launched

Staff Reporter

Barely a month ahead of the State assembly elections, a new political party under the name “North East Democratic Front” (NDEF) was launched in Dimapur Tuesday with the motto “power to the people”.
Addressing media persons at East Inn, Dimapur, president of the newly floated party Lima Longkumer said the party has been formed with the commitment to restructure North East in the spirit of true democratic and responsible tiers of government so as to achieve a just equitable society.
He said the party, with members from other North Eastern states like Assam and Meghalaya, would be a platform for the gen-X and new age politics, adding that the region needed new crusade with new opportunities and hope.
“Allow us to be your rainbow. Allow us to use yours and our knowledge and political experiences for the benefit of our states. There are so many unsolved issues to be solved and we believe together we can provide the best solutions”, he said.
NEDF spokesperson, Bendang said that though the front was recently registered with the Election Commission of India, it was yet to get the recognition. While informing that the party would not be contesting the forthcoming polls, Bendang, however, said NEDF would act as a mediatorand provide a platform to independent candidates post elections.
NEDF member and intending candidate from Meghalaya, Batskhem Marbaniang said he joined the party keeping in mind the spirit of unity of all North Eastern states.
Member from Assam, Rajen Timung claimed that NEDF would act as an umbrella party for the whole of the North East and called upon the youth to get involved in politics. He said Nagaland would not develop unless youths get involved in politics.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by NEDF general secretaryMichael and invocation offered by Rev. Asenba Imsong.

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