DIMAPUR, APRIL 1: Former President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie today said that he had pushed his papers in honour of people’s verdict.
Therie, who resigned from the president’s post yesterday, said the resignation was pending due to the announcement of ULB elections, but since the cancellation notice was issued by State Election Commissioner on March 30, there was no reason to delay.
Stating that he has enjoyed serving the people through the platform of the Congress party for almost 8 years, Therie thanked for the support and cooperation from all over the State, especially from the Congress ranks and files and also all the well-wishers. He also expressed gratitude to the media friends “for they were my strength”.
“I have misled myself trusting people will vote on the demand for implementation of agreed political solutions, restoration of governance and infrastructure. In most of the issues Congress has raised, appreciation was won from many elite leaders and intelligentsia”, he said in a statement.
However, he said the economically poor multitude’s consideration was money and ruling power.
“It is more shocking to note that people protesting in the streets against the Government have worked hardest for the ruling Government they oppose”, the former NPCC president said adding, “Nagaland election is not a democratic election. It is auction of votes and playing with proxy votes. I have not heard any Presiding Officer or Polling Officer stopping proxy voters.”
He further said he has resigned from the duties of President, but not from the duties of a Congress member. He also said that he would continue to work for the present and future generations to enjoy freedom of faith and hope.
He thanked Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the trust they have on him and also thanked Mallikarjun Kharge, President AICC for all his support.
Therie expressed happiness that S Supongmeren Jamir has been appointed as his successor. Stating that Supongmeren has gained experience in the functioning of Congress and in governing, Therie said he is another person tested in fire and water. He wished him all the best.
(Page News Service)