NPF keeping Naga issue alive– Nienu
Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Leader of NPF Legislature Party and co-chairman of UDA, Kuzholuzo Nienu, on Tuesday reiterated that NPF is the only political party that is “keeping alive” the Naga political issue.
According to the NPF press bureau, Nienu who was addressing the party’s re-organisation of Peren division at Peren Town Hall, said the NPF is not a party that hankers after power or position but stands for the cause and the welfare of the Naga people.
He said the NPF does not belong to or is controlled by any individual or leader but that the party belongs to the Naga people. The NPF leader also said any Naga is welcome to join and take shelter in the party anytime.
Pointing out that the party is deeply rooted to Naga society, the leader asserted that with or without its representative in the state Assembly, the party will exist and continue to work for the Naga people.
He also claimed that though 21 NPF MLAs had defected to NDPP, the party’s grassroots is still intact.
The legislator, who is projected as the party’s chief ministerial candidate, further claimed that though the NDPP-led government may appear to be going strong, many of its office bearers resigning and joining the NPF is an indication of “lack of confidence on its leadership and the survival of the party,” it stated.
Nienu further said that political parties in the state like BJP may have their roots in India but the BJP has no roots in Nagaland and that the NDPP came into existence only recently.
‘Therefore, NPF signifies the only viable political party that is surviving and battling for the true cause of the Naga people,’ it stated.
He further expressed optimism that the NPF will form the next government.
NPF secretary general, Achumbemo Kikon, said the party belongs to the entire Naga people and therefore Nagas should take the privilege to be a part of the party.
Kikon also said the NPF has given a platform to the Nagas to be united under the party and an opportunity to express Naga nationalism and emotional integration, it stated.
He called upon the people to take the responsibility to push forward the NPF for the better future of the Naga people.
As per the NPF press bureau, the NDPP leaders of Peren region led by vice president, Iteichu Zeliang, have resigned and joined the NPF.