Mokokchung, March 20: A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member in Mokokchung district has said that the prospect a different party coming to power in Nagaland is currently the ‘most widely spoken topic’ in the state.
State executive member of the BJP Dr Temsuwati on Monday claimed that ‘the widely spoken topic in Nagaland today’ was ‘the next government should be formed by a new party.’ Based on that, he has urged the party’s workers to grab the opportunity to form the next government in the state.
The retired Additional Development Commissioner-turned-politician was addressing fourth district executive meeting of the BJP at Ongpangkong Salang in Mokokchung district.
‘Many people believe that BJP is the only alternative party to form the next government,’ he claimed. ‘Therefore, the party workers should change the attitude of pride in them and the mentality of pocketing the money and put their heads together to bring the party to power,’ Dr Temsuwati said in challenge to his party.
Also, he urged workers to make Mokokchung a centre for the BJP ‘if the party wants to be the next alternative government.’ In this regard, Dr Temsuwati encouraged his party to sensitize the people that the BJP is ‘not a communal party which is against other religions’ but as a political party inspired to bring progressive development to the people.
The local BJP leader also claimed that the BJP had ‘always helped Nagaland,’ the politician pointed out that a sum of rupees 1,050 crore economic package for Nagaland was granted during the tenure of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he visited Nagaland in 2003. This ‘subsequently rescued the Nagaland government which was running in huge deficit of rupees 365 crores, the same year,’ he said.
Dr Temsuwati also mentioned the signing of the “framework agreement” on August 3, 2015 between the government of India and the NSCN (IM). He claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ‘very serious’ about solving the more than five decades old Naga political problem.
‘Everyone expecting new party govt in Nagaland’