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BJP contesting solo in Manipur is a big challenge to secular like-minded voters: Therie

Nagaland News

Dimapur, January 31: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has said that the BJP going alone in the Manipur State general election is a big challenge to secular like-minded voters.
“BJP contesting solo in Manipur is a big challenge to secular like minded voters,” said NPCC president K Therie in a press release.
The NPCC said the BJP “dumping NDPP and NPF is a pity”, but maintained that enough strength and power has been given to BJP to stand on its own “endangering the future of tribals, minorities and specially freedom of religion”.
“As tribals, we are too simple, too short sighted, too short tempered, lack tolerance and patience, cannot remember the past and cannot see the future. We forget history and even our ancestors for temporary gains, temporary pleasure and temporary riches. We talk of our rights without understanding the other side of the coin,” he said.
Therie alleged that BJP has its own dream of “communal nationalism”.
“For them it is Hindusthan, with on language – Hindi and one religion – Hinduism. We as tribal people do not fit in the RSS/BJP’s idea of Nationalism. We need freedom of religion. We cannot compromise our identity, culture, customs and social practices,” he stated.
(Page News Service)