NPF will continue to lead – Zeliang
Dimapur, Feb. 15 (EMN): Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Thu. claimed that the Naga People’s Front (NPF) will be forming the next government because it was the ‘oldest and longest surviving regional party’ in the Northeast, according to a press release from the party. Zeliang made the statement during an election campaign at Tuensang town.
The chief minister, according to the press release, claimed that the NPF “had led the Nagas in the past, it is leading the Nagas today and it will continue to lead the Nagas in the future.” He likened the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) to an ‘unrecognised village.’ Referring to the 20:40 seat-sharing alliance between the NDPP and the Bharatiya Janata Party, Zeliang claimed that seat arrangement in Nagaland was ‘impractical.’
The chief minister addressed a campaign at Noklak town also where he reportedly said that the NPF without ‘troublemakers’ can now ‘restore and strengthen the image of the state.’