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Amit Shah, Nadda may not campaign in Nagaland

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Temjen Imna Along. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Oct. 19 (EMN):
Despite their inclusion in the list of star campaigners for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Nagaland, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda are ‘unlikely’ to campaign here in the state due to ‘limited time’.

The president of BJP Nagaland state unit and minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, said this during an interaction with journalists in Kohima on Monday.

Along, however, expressed hope that Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minority Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Neda chairman, Himanta Biswas Sarma would campaign for the party in the upcoming bye-elections.

“The party is looking forward to the 60-Pungro-Kiphire bye-election, to be victorious and have one more BJP elected member in the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly,” he said.

Along said that there are ‘some good candidates who are contesting as independent’ and that they are looking forward to an “all-round fight”.

“We have called all our BJP karyakartas (workers) to vote and work towards a collective win. We wish them all the best, even the Congress and Independent candidates; and pray that the best man wins,” he said.

Along, who is also the co-convenor of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) formed by the BJP-NDPP, maintained that ‘the party is committed to the PDA partnership’ and added that the party is mobilising its workers in 14-Southern Angami-I assembly constituency to vote for the NDPP candidate.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 19, 2020 6:54:24 pm