On occasion of 2nd foundation day, party assures Nagaland is on right track under PDA government
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 17: The president of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Chingwang Konyak said that the party was formed in response to the people’s desire for all round development in the state.
Speaking at the 2nd foundation day thanksgiving service of the NDPP at Niathu Resort on Friday, Konyak maintained that in the previous election lots of propaganda aimed at the party was spread even by church leaders, and not just political groups or figures.
“We as Christians have been blaming other religions but every religion has extremist elements. Even in our own religion, we have some extremists. But in spite of all these propaganda, we are confident that we will be successful.”
Admitting that a coalition government has its share of difficulties, Konyak however asserted that despite the difficulties, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has been running the government cohesively.
Without naming, he took a jibe at those parties “who are bitterly planning against BJP”, asserting that those same parties would rush to join forces with the BJP if it comes to power.
The general secretary of NDPP, Abu Metha said that even as Lok Sabha election 2019 results loom large, Nagaland is on the right track under the NDPP-led PDA government. He also mentioned the recognition Rio is receiving today as one of the senior-most chief ministers in the country: as exhibited by the recent personal invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accompany him during the filing of his nomination paper in Varanasi.
He mentioned how a fledging party that was hardly a year old could manage a victory that left many people flabbergasted and amazed at the achievement of the NDPP in such a short time
“The NDPP is a blessed and fortunate party, blessed to have one of the senior-most CM and some of the best minds and experienced persons as part of NDPP. The NDPP is a combination of youth and experience”, Metha said.
He also explained that the NDPP is regional in character but national in outlook having reached national level politics in a span of just two years by being a partner in the NEDA and being a part of the national alliance, the NDA.
“A party has to continue to aspire and we as leaders should have open-door policy and NDPP is open to any citizens of the state who want to contribute and change the destiny of the Naga people for days to come,” said Metha.
Advisor to School Education, KT Sukhalu urged the youth and party workers to be active on social media but not misinform the people.
Social media, he remarked, is going to play an important role in elections; and therefore urged the party workers to be proactive while reminding them that trash information just for the sake of propaganda was not required.
“People believe whatever is on social media and this affected us during the last election campaign. We are not blaming anyone but this is a fact that we have to address in the coming days,” he suggested.
Taking aim at the opposition NPF, Sukhalu said that since the party had deviated from regionalist ideals, seven of its legislators decided to extend their support to the NDPP.
The working president of NDPP, Alemtemshi Jamir, in his introductory remarks, highlighted in brief of how the party came into existence because of the concerted efforts of the president, secretary general and founding members of the party.
He said that the word ‘democratic’ contained in the party’s name is most appropriate since democracy has its roots in Christian beliefs; and that the democratic system of governance had evolved out of the reformation movement of Martin Luther King in the 1500s.