Dimapur, August 17: Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang has expressed grief at the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
“I remember him as a leader who understood the pain and suffering of the Naga people and his love and concern for the Naga people in particular will be remembered,” he said.
“His demise is a great loss to the nation and the Nagas in particular,” he said while extending deepest condolences on behalf of the NPF and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
BJP Nagaland: The BJP Nagaland has also expressed grief at the demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying his passing away has left a huge void in Indian politics, but the vision he was for India and the democratic ideals which he stood for will continue to bind India together.
The State BJP said it was through late Vajpayee’s recognition of the uniqueness of political identity and history of the Nagas that has given impetus and meaning to the Naga political process and also for maintaining a peaceful Indo-Naga relationship.
“Nagas will remember this steadfast political stalwart for recognizing and acknowledging the political history of the Nagas as unique,” it said while expressing deepest sympathy and condolences.
NEEC: The North East Executive Council (NEEC) of JD (U) has also expressed shock at the demise of Atal Biharii Vajpaye, saying he was one of the most dynamic PM of India who had served the country with unflinching love for democracy and utmost grace for the people of India.
“He fondly loved the people of NE and took up various initiatives for the welfare of its people. For Nagaland, he is greatly remembered for having journeyed by road from Dimapur to Kohima despite medical conditions which were against such travels braving the potholes at the risk of his knee ailments. He was the only PM who had announced the biggest numbers of various packages for Nagaland,” it said.
The NEEC JDU expressed deepest condolence to all the dear and near ones of late Vajpayee and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
(Page News Service)