But says he will remain a Congress man
Dimapur, February 3: Former Nagaland Chief Minister Dr SC Jamir has ruled out entering electoral politics for now but says he will definitely render service to the Congress party if needed.
I am a Congress man, he told Nagaland Page in an exclusive interview.
The veteran Congress stalwart also dismissed claim that the Congress party in Nagaland has been literally wiped out and is now non-existent.
The Congress party for perhaps the first time in memory failed to win a single seat in the last assembly election.
“Our (Congress party) roots are deep in the State. We (Congress) are like the grass (herbs) where rice grows that can withstand very strong winds, unlike the big trees that get uprooted by strong winds,” he said.
Asked if he will take some role in the State Congress in order to revive the party, Jamir skirted the question. But he did not fail to claim that the people of Nagaland are getting disillusioned with the experiments with regional parties, whose nomenclature, he said, not only changes from time to time but even their ideology too.
Our people are also disappointed with the present Government, he added.
As reported earlier in Nagaland Page, Jamir had claimed that there is no governance in Nagaland today, and blamed it on misplaced priorities of those at helm of power.
The former chief minister had also criticized the State Government’s over enthusiasm for entertainment, saying entertainment alone will not take the State forward. (Page News Service)