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Ex-MLAs Forum chalk out roadmaps to meet JD (U), NPP leaders

Nagaland News

Our Spl Correspondent
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 4: The Forum of ex-MLAs and former MPs has commenced its political journey and as a starting point a special committee was set up on Thursday, August 4.
The panel comprising six-seven leaders would meet the leadership of both the JD (U) and the NPP and try to evolve a working formula for the ensuing elections.
About 20 leaders and members of the Forum held their conclave at Dimapur wherein 6 ‘NDPP defeated nominees’ of 2018 were special invitees.
“They are yet to join the Forum formally and so more consultations would be held. We want to offer ourselves as a viable alternative to the present leadership in the State”, a source remarked.
The next round of meetings will be held on August 9 and the special panel will try to wrap up the crucial consultations/meetings with the respective leadership of the JD (U) and NPP by August end.
“In between, if the peace pact comes, well and good. We all are for it most sincerely”, the source said.
“As we have former legislators and Ministers, most of our people know where the shoe pinches.
So we are going step by step”, another leader informed ‘Nagaland Page’ adding, “Don’t presume we have started it all in July-August this year. We have been on the job since 2019”.
Things are being planned and worked out considering “very small and minute things” into consideration.
There is a strong undercurrent of unhappiness among Nagas and this anguish will have to be reflected in the EVM machines, one leader said.
“As a strategy, we will ally with pro-NDA forces but in the Tenyimia belt comprising 14 seats, we will allow a strong regional force to fight the NDPP. Everything is being worked out and arranged”, another leader said.
However, a source said the Forum has decided to field candidates in at least half a dozen seats in Tenyimia belt and of these three are in the Kohima region.

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