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DAN and allies celebrate NDA’s second innings

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 03, 2016 1:06 am

KOHIMA, JUNE 2: As part of the month-long anniversary celebrations of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) also organized a program on Thursday in Kohima town.
Central BJP leaders including Union Minister for Law and Justice D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Nihalchand Meghwal, and the national vice president of the BJP, Vinay Sahasrabudhe, attended the event.
Addressing a host of the DAN legislators and party workers, Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda claimed that the “lost image” of the country ‘will be brought back under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.’
Recalling the past two years of governance under Modi’s leadership, Gowda claimed India had ‘advanced to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world with the achievement of 7.5% GDP.’
Hailing Modi as the ‘leader of the moment for our country,’ the union minister said that the North East region will be given equal treatment and concern under the NDA government.
“Time and again, the prime minister had said that all the states will be given their due share for development. If any State is denied development, then our country as a whole will not be developed. And this is the wish and desire of Modi’s governance,” he said.
Also, national vice president of the BJP Vinay Sahasrabudhe regretted that the north east region was not given equal treatment during the Congress-led UPA government.
“Focus should be given to the development of the North East region. It cannot be ignored anymore,” Sahasrabudhe said reiterating that the NDA government stands committed for good governance, transparency and accountability.
“PM Modi really has taken pain to shape the country,” Sahasrabudhe said and further shared about Modi’s commitment to change India. “From the day of taking the charge of the office of PM, Modi has not taken leave even for single day,” he said.
“The BJP believes, not in populism, but performance,” he said maintaining that mere legislation is not enough, but what is required is legislation. To this, he also sought ‘ideas and suggestions from the people so as to let the government work with sensitivity and accountability.’
The Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Nihalchand Meghwal also addressed the gathering.
In his address, the chairman of the DAN, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu lauded Modi for his ‘commitment to solve the Naga political issue.’
“We are happy and feel very much encouraged to see that our Prime Minister Modiji is determined to solve the Naga political problem during his time,” he said adding that “It will be a milestone in the political history of India.
About the Naga political issue, the DAN chairman said “The delay in bringing the Naga political problem to the right platform might be because we are neither friendly with Congress government nor because of our non-participation in the union ministry for the last 46 years, that the Naga political problem was not projected in its right perspective to those in power in Delhi in the past.
Also, the chief minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang stressed the need for the BJP and its NDA allies in the north east region to work out a ‘strategy of cooperation and adjustments’ through the newly formed North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) platform.
The chief minister suggested ‘a proper planned strategy’ under the NEDA platform, ‘so that all the states in the NE region would be ruled by the BJP and its NEDA allies before the next Lok Sabha election in 2019.’
“This will ensure that at least two-third of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the NE region would be covered by the BJP and its allies (NEDA),” he said adding “I think this is distinct possibility.”
Addressing a host of central leaders, DAN legislators and party workers, the chief minister also lauded the BJP-led NDA government for introducing ‘many path-breaking reforms’ during the last two years ‘to revive the stagnant economy and to take developmental process on the fast fast track.’
He also appreciated the NDA government for simultaneously introducing a number of innovative anti-poverty measures for the common people.
Wile stating that most of the initiatives were the brainchild of Modi, the CM went on to say that ‘the good leadership’ had ‘dispelled the atmosphere of pessimism that had pervaded the nation during the 10-year of UPA rule.’
“In Nagaland, the BJP and the NPF have been steady partners under the banner of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland, since the very inception of DAN in 2003.
Adding that the BJP-NPF partnership had been going very strong for the last 13 years, Zeliang expressed confidence that the partnership would continue.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 03, 2016 1:06:15 am