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Kohima, Nagaland

BJP legislator urges public not to be sway by social media report

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Apr 30, 2024 9:48 pm

KOHIMA — Reacting to the recent unauthentic assessments pertaining to the Lok Sabha polls especially regarding National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and Congress candidates on social media, the BJP legislator Imkong L Imchen has urged the Naga public to avoid relying solely on social media.

Condemning the ‘so-called assessments’ as presented by social media pertaining to the recently held Lok Sabha election in the state, Imchen disapproved the self assuming figures without even fully present at polling stations and urged the politicians to adhere to principles and not on social media.

Interacting with Eastern Mirror, he strongly advised against placing undue reliance on assessments of the Lok Sabha polls made by social media activists. He has accused the social media platform for spreading deceptive figures regarding the voter turnout regarding the recent elections.

The senior legislator claimed that ‘many minds have been misled by overzealous social media activists in reference to the parliamentary election in the state.’

He reasoned that immediately after the election, such individuals began circulating what he described as “so-called assessments” and figures presenting them as factual when in fact, they are merely self-assumptions and unreliable figures intended to mislead people.

Imchen emphasised that determining voting figures accurately could only be achieved through actual counting using technology, not speculation. He asserted that individuals can only provide assessments of percentages if they are present at their respective polling stations from the commencement to the conclusion of the polling process.

He has termed the social media reports as ‘utterly nonsensical, unkind and truly a misleading joke.’

He called upon all concerned not to fully rely on social media report but instead must adhere to their political principles and conduct politics accordingly.

NDPP workers supported Congress

Imchen alleged that a significant number of party workers from NDPP in Mokokchung district have supported the Congress candidate in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election in Nagaland.

Imchen alleged that certain NDPP workers voted for Congress candidate against the PDA consensus candidate in the recently held Lok Sabha election.

Responding to inquiries regarding whether the support extended by district NDPP workers to the Congress party should strain political relationships, Imchen expressed that such occurrences should not have an adverse effect.

“This is simply our way of life, a facet of politics, and it’s acceptable,” remarked Imchen who is also the advisor of Information and Public Relations and for Soil and Water Conservation.

Imchen emphasised that he was merely presenting “factual information” without attempting to interpret or defend any underlying political motives.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Apr 30, 2024 9:48:48 pm
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