Kohima, November 27: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) president Chingwang Konyak today said Nagaland needs a stable Government to move towards development and progress.
A stable and strong Government will be good for the general public of the State, he said while inaugurating the party office of the 10-Northern Angami-I Assembly Constituency at Billy Graham Road, Kruoliezou L Khel, Kohima village.
Chingwang said the NDPP is here (in Nagaland) to bring change and provide strong leadership for development and progress. He, however, admitted that everything cannot be achieved in this term of NDPP but the required steps have been initiated.
“We (NDPP) wants change for better and we have strong leadership under Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to work towards bringing the required change in the Naga society,” he said.
On Naga political issue, Chingwang said the Naga national groups are in dialogue with the Government of India for solution to the decades old problem, but as a political party NDPP is only a facilitator and not a contender of the dialogue because of which it cannot force the negotiating parties accept the party’s views.
Nonetheless, he asserted that solution is imminent although the final settlement is yet to be inked between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) along Naga National Political Groups.
Expressing that permanent solution will bring about lasting peace for Naga to move ahead and also open up avenues for the young aspiring Nagas to move ahead, he said peace will also open doors for investors from beyond the state and abroad to come in and open up employment avenues for the Nagas in private sectors.
He also asserted that NDPP will remain a strong political party post Naga solution. Kohima is the political capital of the state and all other districts watches on every development in the state, he said and urged party men and women in Kohima to remain strong to the policies and programme to have a strong hold.
Konyak also lauded the efforts of the constituency people and also the party candidate of 2018 Assembly election Dr Kekhrie Yhome for opening the much needed office of the constituency.
Expressing that unless the constituency emerges strong the party in general cannot be strong, he asked the party men and women to uphold unity and cohesion while citing the examples of State Congress post 2003 elections and NPF is the last government.
He said that the two political parties in the state have failed because of leadership crisis, which made the people of the state suffer. “Maintain unity and cohesion among the party organization,” he added.
NDPP working president Nyemnyei Konyak and NDPP ex-candidate of 8-Western Angami A/C Kevisekho Kruse and Dr Kekhrie Yhome also exhorted the gathering.
(Page News Service)