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BJP central leadership may assess ground situation in Nagaland

A Correspondent
New Delhi, July 9: The BJP central leadership is peeved with the ‘revolt’ in its Nagaland unit and is likely to depute a team to assess the ground situation and control the dissension.
There is a strong dissension now among state leaders against the incumbent BJP president, Temjen Imna
Along, who is also a Minister in the Neiphio Rio government.
About 10 district unit presidents of the saffron party have already accused him of being ‘dictatorial’ in his style of functioning and have launched a sustained campaign for his ouster.
Either Along and some key party leaders may be summoned to Delhi or a central team may also visit the state. “The travel of party leaders either way will depend on Coronavirus situation but the central leadership is serious about resolving the problems,” a source said here.
Along is also accused of “keeping the BJP weak as an organisation in the state deliberately” so that the saffron party is compelled to play second fiddle to the regional partner NDPP.
“It is not only a question of coming to power. As our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, for BJP power is a means to serve the people. In this case in Nagaland, the party is unable to fulfill its agenda as there are various pulls of coalition politics,” the leader commented.
In 2018 Assembly polls, the BJP had contested only 20 seats in alliance with the NDPP and could win as many as 12 seats.