Dimapur, February 20: After the State Congress party, the National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland State Unit has expressed displeasure at the recent statement of BJP President, Amit Shah promising to re-introduce and implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if voted back to power in 2019.
In a press release, the State NPP appealed to the BJP leadership to be sensitive to the aspirations and welfare of the region, in the light of the united voice of the indigenous people of the Northeast against the CAB.
The party also reiterated its stand against the introduction of CAB and any other issues for that matter which will be regressive for the Northeast region.
The Congress party in Nagaland had earlier termed Amit Shah’s utterance at Guwahati on February 17 to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) if given opportunity as “a challenge and insult to the NE States.” It had appealed to all NE likeminded political parties, political leaders to rise above political boundaries to defend NE from the draconian law.
The State NPP also highlighted the promise made by the BJP in their election manifesto for Nagaland in the last assembly election in regard to solution to the Naga issue. The party appealed to the central BJP leadership to be sincere in their commitment and expedite the Naga peace accord at the earliest and not miss “this golden opportunity since it has the required number in the Parliament”.
(Page News Service)