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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Nagaland, says JD(U)

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 09, 2022 10:35 pm
JD(U) officials and others during the press conference in Dimapur on Friday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Sep. 9 (EMN): Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar will visit Nagaland next month to attend the All Nagaland Bihari Conference to be held at Dimapur District Sports Complex.

This was informed by the JD(U) Nagaland general secretary, Imsumongba Pongen, during a press conference at Karl’s Inn, Dimapur, on Friday.

The JD(U) state unit announced that it will sponsor the All Nagaland Bihari Conference to be held on October 11, in commemoration of the 120th birth anniversary of Jaya Prakash Narayan from Bihar who came to Nagaland in the 1960s to promote peace in the state.

To be organised by the Bihari Samaj, Bihari Kalyan Samiti and Matri Foundation, Nagaland, the conference will be attended by Nitish Kumar. The event is being held to acknowledge the contribution of the Biharis in the political and economic fields of the state ever since the days of Prakash Narayan (JP), said Pongen.

Describing the Biharis are one of the most intelligent communities in India, he said they have command over the country politically and economically, with highest representation in civil services.

He also said that the Biharis are the most hardworking communities in India with the highest degree of “dignity of labour”.

“Sentimentally, it was the Biharis in the person of JP who first showed his love and concern for the Nagas, and now, it is the turn of the Naga people to acknowledge this and other subsequent gesture of the Biharis,” said Pongen.

Senchumo Lotha, President of JD(U) Nagaland, said that ‘we tend to look at the Biharis from a very narrow concept, but we want to send this strong message to the people of Nagaland that they are actually showing us what dignity of labours is and the Nagas must learn from them’.

While lamenting many people from Nagaland not aware of JP’s contribution towards peace in the 1960s, he said the upcoming conference ‘will be the best way to acknowledge his sacrifice for solving the Naga problems.

Rotokha, General Secretary of JD(U) Nagaland, also lamented that Nagas has forgotten the immense contribution of JP Narayan towards the Naga political movement, and said the party is trying to wake up the Nagas on this. He went on to invite the people of the state to be a part of the upcoming conference next month.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 09, 2022 10:35:50 pm