Nagaland BJP reacts to ENPO ‘Public Emergency’ and burning of effigies of Modi, Shah, Nadda

Kohima: Party says it is optimistic that Centre will come out with solution that is ‘mutually agreeable and pragmatic’

BY | Thursday, 14 March, 2024

Nagaland State unit of Bhartiya Janata Party has on Thursday said that it is “most regrettable” the effigies of Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and BJP National President were burned on Wednesday during the ongoing ‘Public Emergency’ called by the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO).

“Such actions are unfortunate, unnecessary and serve no productive purpose, particularly at a time when sincere efforts are being made by the Central leaders to address the concerns of Eastern Nagaland,” Benjamin Yepthomi, State BJP President said in a statement.

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Yepthomi also urged all stakeholders “to prioritize constructive means of resolution” and asserted that the Government of India acknowledges the grievances and demands regarding Frontier Nagaland Territory.

Naming the various government schemes and initiatives in effect in the region, BJP Nagaland maintained that the Government of India, under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, is “deeply committed to the development and welfare of Eastern Nagaland”. It also mentioned that Rs 180 crore has been allocated for Eastern nagaland under PM-DevINE “to uplift the region and its people.”

The BJP Nagaland State Unit therefore appealed ENPO to be patient and understanding “as both parties navigate through any procedural complexities that may arise while trying to achieve a positive end-result.” It also said it was optimistic that Centre will eventually come out with a solution that is “mutually agreeable and pragmatic.”

“Let us all work together by bringing our minds and hearts closer towards fostering an environment of mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation,” the State BJP entreated.

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