NSF’s ultimatum act of intimidation, claims BJP
Dimapur, March 1 (EMN): The Nagaland state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asserted that the ultimatum issued to the government of Nagaland by the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) is “an act of intimidation which is very unbecoming and beyond the dignity of NSF.”
The media cell of the Nagaland state BJP issued a press release stating its ‘concern.’
The press release read: ‘The Nagaland state BJP expresses concern over the ultimatum issued to the chief minister of Nagaland by Naga Students’ Federation on 22nd February 2020. The state BJP feels that it is inappropriate for a student body to issue ultimatum to the state government, and moreover, it considers NSF’s act of involving other student bodies from outside the state to pressurise Nagaland state government on the internal state matters as seriously injudicious.’
While acknowledging the initiative of NSF on their demand for implementation of the Nagaland State Selection Board (NSSB), the state BJP stated that it is “perplexed as to the motive, if any, behind NSF for involving student bodies from outside the state as signatories.”
The party stated that the NSF has “great responsibility and lofty stature” of representing a huge number of ‘Naga intelligentsias,’ and holds a rich legacy of involving in democratic proceeding in state and nation building ‘with reasoning and discipline.’
“Yet, the ultimatum issued to Nagaland chief minister is an act of intimidation which is very unbecoming and beyond the dignity of NSF, which in turn, demeans the great heritage of the apex Naga students’ body.”
‘As civilised Intellectuals in a democratic society, it is always desirable to resolve matters of public importance through peaceful way of consensus dialogue and deliberation,’ the press release stated.