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NPCC won’t contest Noksen bye-election — Therie

By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2021 11:10 pm
NPCC President, K Therie speaking at the public meeting at Congress Bhavan, Kohima on September 8. (EM Images)

Dimapur, March 28 (EMN): President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie on Sunday informed that the party wouldn’t be pitching a candidate for the forthcoming 51-Noksen A/C bye-election following a “bitter experience” in the Kiphire-Pungro bye-election last year.

In a statement, the NPCC president stated that ‘money and power’ had overridden the people’s ‘faith’, adding that the party “understood that people cannot stand on the issues and principles that they talk about and want.”

“Congress is the best party in funding elections. We do provide funds up to the limit on election expenditure set by the ECI. Candidates are not expected to spend one rupee from their own account. This is to enable elected members as well as the defeated to be free from any liabilities after election. Funds are for campaigning to make the people understand the visions of the party for their welfare. We do not provide funds to buy votes for it is a crime and unlawful not only before the law of the land but before God,” read the statement.

Therie claimed that that the state government “opposes implementation of political solution even after talks have concluded for Nagaland.”

He further stated that the government “opposed its own stakeholders (14 Tribal Hohos, ANGBF and civil societies and Congress party)” adding that the people would vote for ‘money’.

Therie further expressed shock that the intending candidates were “looking for NDPP ticket, ” stating that no individual could stand on issues and principles.

“All is not lost. The nation is tired of Modi’s lies. People do not hear him as seriously as before. He has lost his charm which is overshadowed by lies and failures. Congress has built up the economy of the nation second to none in the world. Today, Modi is selling off these created assets. People are realising that Congress’ days were the most peaceful days,” he added.

The president went on to add that the people were ‘tired’ of regional parties and BJP in Nagaland.

“They have finally exposed themselves that they are against stakeholders in securing political solution even after talks have concluded for Nagaland. They are also known for corruption which is against the ethics of our religion and customs,” it read.

Congress, he said, was the ‘only alternative’ for the nation and Nagaland.

“A day will come when every Congressman and woman will gather again to rebuild the past glory of our people and secure peaceful solution and I hope it may be sooner than expected,” it added.

By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2021 11:10:47 pm