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Denied BJP ticket, Chobhathung joins JD (U) to fight Patton

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 04, 2018 11:49 pm
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Y M Humtsoe and Chobhathung Odyuo. (EM Images)

Nagaland unit of JD (U) says party will issue tickets on Feb. 6
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Wokha, Feb. 4 (EMN): After being snubbed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an intending candidate from the 37th Tyui assembly constituency, Chobhathung Odyuo on Sun. joined the Janata Dal (United).
The BJP on Sat. announced that the former Home Minister Y Patton would contest said constituency on the BJP ticket. Patton joined the BJP on Jan. 16, 2018.
On Sun. Odyuo and his supporters met with the convener of the JD (U) campaign committee, YM Humtsoe, seeking the party’s ticket. A ‘programme’ was also held at the JD (U) state unit’s head office at PWD colony in Wokha town.
During the meeting, Odyuo said that though he did not have any differences with anyone, he was disappointed at being denied the BJP ticket. This, he felt, was an ‘ill-treatment’ that hurt his sentiment. The BJP’s decision, he said, was taken without ascertaining ‘ground realities.’
According to Odyuo, he was assured a BJP ticket by Ananta Mishra, ‘BJP central representative,’ at a booth level meeting on Jul. 18, 2017 at Yikhum village community hall. This ‘treachery’ made him choose the JD (U), he said.
Welcoming the entry of Odyuo, the JD (U) campaign committee convener Humtsoe said it would help the party gain momentum in the district. He informed that the JD (U) will issue tickets on Feb. 6.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 04, 2018 11:49:18 pm