Dimapur, August 31: Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton on Saturday accused the opposition parties in Nagaland of spreading propaganda to make the BJP appear like anti-Christian.
Speaking at the 3rd academic assembly of Janjati Shiksha Samiti Nagaland here at Kevijau Colony, Dimapur, Patton claimed that the Congress and NPF are “finished”, and they are trying to gain back by painting the BJP as anti-Christian.
Patton reminded that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Kohima travelling the bad roads, soon after assuming office while prior to him, the Congress remained in power for ten years and never cared to visit the state. He also reminded the people that it was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who recognized the unique history of the Nagas, while the Framework Agreement was signed under the leadership of PM Modi. “He (Modi) has high hope that the solution will come out very soon,” he said.
On the occasion, Patton said if JSS Nagaland can set up schools in the interior parts of the state where children want to study but don’t get the facilities, they (JSS) would be revered and not opposed “and the government would do everything in its power.”
Minister of Higher & Technical Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along Longkumer, who was the special guest in the programme, said the objective of JSS is to make nationalist children and he would not be surprised if he was accused of changing the colour of Nagaland.
He said it is time that people dispel the presumptions and assumptions and understand that school is there to uplift the society and if a non-Christian can go to a Catholic school and not become a Christian, the same can be followed in this case too.
It doesn’t mean that a man wearing a “dhoti” (implying the President of JSS Pankaj Sinha) is going to make Nagaland Bihar or Uttar Pradesh,” he said.
He stated that India is an inclusive society and one cannot behave like an excluded one and it is community centric education that is going to create a vibrant society.
“It is the beginning of a great future,” he added.
The programme was also attended by DC Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol and DEO Dimapur R Amongla Jamir, who also spoke on the occasion. Commissioner of Police, Limasunep Jamir was also present.
Previously, President of JSS gave a brief introduction of the organization. (Page News Service)