Only one LS candidate turns up for special prayer service in Kohima
Kohima, April 2 (EMN): A prayer service for the four candidates to the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, as well as for the political parties of Nagaland was held at Nagaland Baptist Church Council’s Platinum Hall, on Tuesday.
The service was jointly organised by the NBCC-Clean Election Campaign (CEC) and the Nagaland Joint Christian Forum (NJCF).
Independent candidate, Dr. MM Thromwa Konyak, who was the only one to turn up at the event, shared his aims and objectives for the people if voted to power.
The convenor of NBCC’s CEC, Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger said that the Lok Sabha elections will be a ‘tough fight for identity’ as Nagas, and as Christians. According to him, the Lok Sabha contest is a ‘fight for survival’ and not just position.
Although Nagaland is a Christian majority state, he said, it is also one of the most corrupted ‘which is a shame.’ Atsongchanger said that the primary focus of the NBCC and the NJCF, particularly in times like this, is to encourage honesty, a clean election, and clean participation.
The president of NJCF, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho said that ‘bad politics has entered into our land and everyone is responsible for that.’ He also expressed concern at what he said was ‘the unpredictable future towards which the Naga people are headed.’
Keyho, however, said that ‘God can make a difference in all these situations. ‘