NPF youth wing organises ‘beef feast’
Kohima, July 21 (EMN): Barely three days after its parent body severed old ties with the BJP, the central youth wing of Naga People’s Front (NPF) organised what it called a ‘Beef Feast’ below the NPF Central Office in Kohima this evening.
NPF working president, Huskha Yepthomi, who was also present at the event, told reporters that the feast was organised to mark NPF severing ties with the BJP on July 18. He added that the feast was meant to send out the message that NPF is not under the command of ‘Gau rakshaks.’
Hundreds of NPF party workers and others flocked at the venue to attend the feast.
The youth wing had also reportedly invited the State Governor, PB Acharya, to the feast through a letter which was conveyed at the gate of the Raj Bhavan, apparently as a display of resentment towards the Governor’s handling of the recent political crisis.
In the letter, a copy which was made available to the media, the youth wing had accused the Governor of turning blind eye to “a monumental travesty of democracy,” where a member of the Assembly who was expelled from the NPF for a period of six years has been accepted as the chief whip of the very party from which he has been expelled.
It also accused the Governor of “terribly busy in the last few days breaking all democratic norms playing politics and installing your party BJP-friendly government in the State.”
“Your Excellency is aware that Nagas are patient people, but there is a limit to our patience. We are now in a jubilant mood because not only has the NPF severed ties with the BJP for good, you yourself have shown how low you can stoop to achieve your political and religious agenda in the last few days. You now stand exposed not unlike the proverbial Emperor who went around the streets naked believing that people can see his non-existent cloak!” wrote the NPF youth wing.
The letter was signed by NPF central youth wing president Vihoshe N Swu and the working president Bendang Longkumer.