BJP presidential candidate Murmu to visit Nagaland on July 6
Shah says BJP has found a ‘permanent address’ in Northeast
Our Spl Correspondent
NEW DELHI/HYDERABAD, JULY 3: BJP-led NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu is likely to visit Nagaland on July 6.
She is to reach Dimapur on July 6, Wednesday, after her 1-day visit to Tripura on July 5.
Details of her visit to Nagaland are likely to be finalised by Monday. Ms Murmu, who is likely to emerge as the first tribal President of India, will be visiting the Northeastern States to try garner support for her candidature.
In Tripura capital Agartala, Ms Murmu is likely to address the MLAs.
BJP has 36 MLAs and its ally ~ the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) ~ has 7 MLAs in Tripura. The saffron party also has 2 Lok Sabha MPs and 1 Rajya Sabha MP while the CPI-M has a total of 15 MLAs and the Congress has 1 legislator.
In Nagaland, all 60 MLAs are likely to vote in favour of the BJP’s presidential candidate as the State has no opposition.
Meanwhile, addressing the BJP national executive meet at Hyderabad, Home Minister Amit Shah claimed all problems of the Northeast region will be resolved by the NDA dispensation in the centre by 2024.
“Shah in his speech took the name of Nagaland and said ‘Naga problem’ like other problems in the region will be solved by the present Government”, a source confirmed.
Sources said Shah asserted that the next 30 to 40 years will be the ‘era for BJP’ in the country and India is also slated to become a world leader or “vishwa guru”.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists that in his address, Shah said, “We now have a permanent address in the Northeast and that we are going nowhere.”