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Dimapur DCC welcomes ‘home comers’

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 14, 2019 12:45 am

Dimapur, Feb. 13 (EMN): Dimapur District Congress Committee (DCC) has organised a welcome programme in honour of ‘home comers’ and new members from BJP, NDPP and NCP at Congress Bhavan, Dimapur.

Speaking on the occasion, NPCC president K Therie congratulated and appreciated the ‘home comers and newcomers’ for joining the grand party to strengthen the nation and Nagaland in particular. A press release issued by DCC media cell secretary, Kutoho Chishi stated.

Therie alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has destroyed every constitutional institution and divided India on the basis of religion, sector, class and the long established mutual love, respect and understanding for the minorities and added that the voiceless have been crushed by the BJP regime.

Stating that survival of the fittest has become the issue, Therie said secularism and the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of India to every citizen are all in question today.

He has accused BJP of being blindly driven by the ideology of establishing a Hindu nation while totally disregarding other religions and sections of the masses. He said Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) has put the identity of the Nagaland, the indigenous people of the region, under threat. He added that although Congress does not have representative in the state assembly, NPCC has defended the interests of the people since the inception of the controversial Bill.

He has referred to recently held meeting of Congress presidents and CLP leaders in Delhi which resulted in Congress president, Rahul Gandhi declaring that CAB would be defeated in Rajya Sabha. He, however, added that the threat still looms if the President of India so decide to summon both the houses under Article 108. Therie further conveyed the Congress’ commitment to scrap the Bill if given an opportunity.

Dwelling on the Naga political issue, Therie expressed appreciation to the negotiating teams and the difficulties of negotiations they face and reiterated the stand of the Congress to endeavour to solve the political issue through peaceful and Constitutional means. Stating that youth exodus has resulted in more sad stories than achievements, he expressed that solution to the Indoa-Naga political issue would bring development, economic growth and employment avenues for the youth and the state in general.

He called upon each member to work collectively for the welfare of the people and stated that given the opportunity, Congress government would provide security and safety to life and property.

Therie further informed that the INC Lok Sabha candidate would be announced after due consultations with like-minded political parties and leaders.

Also addressing the programme, NPCC vice president Jonathan Ao said honesty of members on their political outlook is the need of the hour. He expressed gratitude and happiness to the ‘home comers’ and new comers for their decision to rejoin the Congress party. Stating that though the initial parting was painful, he said the members have had a taste of the various political platforms and decided to return to their original stand which is with the Congress party. He stated that the impact of their decision would be felt particularly in the backdrop of the BJP’s journey to establishing a dictatorship in India. He has wished the gathering success in their endeavour to rebuild the pillars of secularism, equality and brotherhood.

The programme was chaired by Kikhevi Yepthomi, DDC vice president, while the welcome address was said by A Bendang yanger Jamir, DCC president, and the invocation was pronounced by Sentila, DMCC president. The vote of thanks was proposed by Kutoho Chishi, DCC media cell secretary.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 14, 2019 12:45:21 am