Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee President, K.Therie has claimed that Nagaland state will be going for its general elections in December 2022, along with Gujarat and Haryana states. Revealing this at a press conference held at Congress Bhavan, Kohima, Therie said, as per their enquiry following the BJP-NDPP 20:40 seat sharing deal, the state election is to be advanced by 3 months hence the seat sharing deal of BJP-NDPP was “early and untimely”.
Therie alleged that the saffron party is eyeing to have a government of its own here in Nagaland and the ruling NDPP party led by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio have committed to joining the BJP fold after forming the next government.
He further alleged that for BJP and the GoI ceasefire agreement is the solution. He said, after the formation of a BJP Government in the state, the legislators will not pave way for settlement and the issue of bringing a settlement will die its own natural death. He added, that the UDA led coalition government objective of forming a BJP government in the state was more important than bringing settlement to the decades old Indo Naga political issue.
Therie, also accused Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of dividing the Nagas in terms of tribalism, factions, religion etc. as he continues to run the state for over 15 years now.
“He is the person responsible for dividing all the factions, all the tribals, all sections of classes including religion divide. If we don’t change, our generation will be responsible. Congress will not be responsible alone”, said Therie.
He said, it is now time for the people of Nagaland to make a decision.
Meanwhile, Therie also announced that Nagaland congress will be contesting in all the 60 constituencies in the next general election and with the possibility of women candidates also contesting through the party.