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NPF remains ‘undecided’ over Lok Sabha candidate

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 19, 2019 11:08 pm
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Dr. Lorho S Pfoze (third from left) and Toshipokba (second from right), second row, with NPF leaders in Kohima on Tuesday. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 19 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) handed over tickets to Toshipokba for 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency and Dr. Lorho S Pfoze for Lok Sabha seat from Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency in Manipur state on Tuesday in Kohima.

Quite curiously, the opposition party is yet to name its Lok Sabha candidate from Nagaland. According to the NPF patriarch, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, the party will declare its Nagaland Lok Sabha candidate “in a day or two.”

The leader of opposition, TR Zeliang also said that the party had to choose between “two contenders” for the Lok Sabha polls.

Describing the by-election to 26 Aonglenden assembly constituency as “very important and very crucial” for the party, Zeliang challenged party functionaries to work “tirelessly” to ensure victory. Presently, there are 26 NPF legislators and winning the Aonglenden seat will bring the party closer towards attaining the magic number of 31 to obtain majority, he reminded.

Zeliang also claimed that the recent suggestion from 19 NPF legislators to forge alliance with the NDPP was orchestrated by the latter. He accused NDPP of approaching the NPF Legislators “through backdoor” to resign.

He further went on to claim that those 19 NPF legislators had written asking him to “explore the possibility of having coalition a government with the NDPP or with any other political party.”

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 19, 2019 11:08:36 pm