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State BJP responds to former chief minister

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By EMN Updated: May 21, 2018 11:57 pm
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Dimapur, May 21 (EMN): The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today clarified that the suspension order of its executive members namely Kheto Sema and Tsasepi Sangtam was revoked during second week of February 2018 with due consultation of the central leadership.
The state BJP was responding to a poser made by the former chief minister, TR Zeliang, during his campaign for its party candidate in the ensuing Lok Sabha by-election held at Tuensang town. Zeliang had reportedly questioned the NDPP for not trying to withdraw the ‘drastic action taken against its two leaders Kheto Sema, former minister and BJP state executive member, and Tsasepi Sangtam, state BJP vice president, who were signatories to the joint statements issued along with several organisations on January 29 this year.’
The state BJP through its media cell clarified that BJP, being a national party, had to abide by the directives of the central leaders, adding the two leaders were suspended accordingly which happened due to communication gap. It, however, stated that with due consultation of the central BJP leaders, the suspension order was revoked in the larger interest of the party during the second week of February 2018, which was widely published in the print media.
The state BJP also clarified that the issue took place during the DAN regime (Democratic Alliance of Nagaland), when BJP was an alliance partner under the chief ministership of TR Zeliang and not with NDPP.

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By EMN Updated: May 21, 2018 11:57:34 pm