Nagaland RJD to go in with PDA candidates
Dimapur, March 31 (EMN): The Nagaland unit of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has decided to support the candidate of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) to the Lok Sabha, and the 26th Aonglenden assembly constituency by-elections.
The RJD issued a press release to the media on Sunday informing about the decision. The party held its state executive meeting on March 31 in the residence of its president at Purana Bazaar in Dimapur, the updates stated.
During the meeting, the party unanimously resolved to support the PDA’s consensus candidates for the 26th Aonglenden assembly constituency by-elections, in Mokokchung district; and the Lok Sabha election.
‘This resolution to support the NDPP-PDA (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-PDA) candidates was arrived at after thorough deliberation over the progress and development ushered in the state under the visionary and dynamic leadership of honourable Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio,’ the party stated.
“The House observed that the PDA government led by Shri Rio have been providing equitable focus in all spheres of development and in the same line to all the districts.”
The Nagaland RJD expressed firm belief that the state will ‘progress to greater heights given the fact that just within the first year of the PDA government, much progress and development have been achieved by the state besides maintaining peace and harmony in the state.’
The party was also unanimous ‘in viewing’ that the public had earlier voted for the Naga People’s Front (NPF) party to power “but had functioned and ran the affairs of the state like a syndicate favouring only its party men and women.”
The RJD explained that the “NPF had governed the state more like a business culture without any sense of governance.”
The RJD leadership was also of the view that the “greed for leadership in the last government had pushed the state into political chaos thus leaving no time for development in the state but many legislators were more interested into political squabble.”
The party concluded that “only a strong leader like Shri Rio could lead the government with stability while continuing to remain an active facilitator on the Naga political issue.”