NPCC confident Nagaland government will permit Rahul’s yatra
KOHIMA — Amid Manipur government’s conditional nod for the upcoming Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to kick start in East Imphal, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) is confident that the state government will ‘definitely’ permit Rahul Gandhi-led yatra to “go free.”
Addressing a press conference here at Congress Bhavan on Thursday, NPCC president, S Supongmeren Jamir, exuded confidence that unlike Manipur, Nagaland government will “definitely come forward” and give permission for the yatra in the state.
The proposed Congress rally at Phoolbari in the heart of Kohima city may likely disturb traffic, which is why they are “in the process of obtaining permission” from the district administration. Otherwise, the locals have “agreed” to the yatra, he said.
Mathew Antony, the party’s national spokesperson and national media coordinator for North East India, said it is a “great injustice” to the state of Nagaland which has been deprived of proper infrastructure, basic facilities, job avenues, affordable healthcare, water and electrical availability etc.
The yatra is expected to create awareness of the ‘injustice’ so that the people of the state can raise their voices.
Anthony went on to claim that it has been ten years of injustice in the country, which is beyond any limits. “This walk is people’s movement as it envisages to encouraging the people of the country to stand up and talk, raise their voices and ask justice,” the Congress leader said.
Ranajit Mukherjee, AICC secretary in-charge of Nagaland, alleged that the BJP in the Northeast and the BJP in the mainland speak “very different languages.”