The outpour of such adoration from a mammoth assembly of people on Tuesday afternoon at the airport was an irrefutable testament to Neiphiu Rio’s status as one of the tallest, if not the tallest, Naga leaders today. Rio arrived home today at around 12.40 pm.
The convergence of the people – whose sheer numbers made the event look like an epic political rally instead of a reception event – at the airport was a clear message as to where the public loyalty lies in the aftermath of the suspension of Rio by the NPF leadership. His arrival coincided with the 2nd year anniversary of the present DAN government.
Eastern Mirror shares some of the pictures from the reception accorded to Neiphiu Rio at the airport on Tuesday: