Victorious PDA conducts thanksgiving
Kohima, June 7 (EMN): The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) organised a programme in Kohima on Friday to thank the voters for electing its candidates to the Lok Sabha election as well as the Aonglenden by-election.
Addressing the programme, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said with victory comes the responsibility to serve the people better.
On CAB, he said that ‘the committee’ has recommended citizenship is only for 31,338 persons who have settled in India because of religious atrocities faced in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. “CAB will never overrule our Naga villages under Article 371(A),” he said.
Also reflecting on the recently concluded dual-elections, Rio said: “If we fight in the name of religion we are losers.” He asserted that the NDPP will continue its allegiance with the BJP ‘unless something very bad happens.’
Rio said that if the central government goes against the interest of Nagas and their social practice, culture and tradition, the party “will speak our mind.”
“We have a very good relationship with the Centre and it will bring change to Nagaland,” Rio assured.
The chief minister also highlighted the works done thus far to improve road conditions in the state and assured “to continue to improve.”
He also said the government would introduce prizes for the cleanest village, ward, colony in the state.
Naga issue during budget session—MP
Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi said he has met with Prime Minister Modi after the latter took office.
“I met him and have shared with him about the Naga political issue,” he said. According to Yepthomi, the Naga political issue will be taken up during the Lok Sabha session scheduled from June 17 to July 26.
He went on to thank the voters and party members for supporting him in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election.
Sharingain seeks guidance from seniors
Newly elected MLA, Sharingain Longkumer in his brief address vowed to give his best to serve the people. He also attributed his landslide victory to the voters of 21-Aonglenden Assembly constituency. While thanking the party members, near and dear ones, Longkumer—being the youngest MLA—sought support and guidance from the senior party leaders.
Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton said that the victory of Yepthomi has made the party even more responsible. He was confident that the MP-elect would live up to the expectations of the people.
On the ‘negative publicity and false allegation of electoral norms violation,’ Patton said