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Tremendous anger against NDPP’s ally BJP attacking democratic and minority institutions


Congress affirms, if elected Supongmeren Jamir to be given Cabinet berth

KOHIMA, APRIL 15: All India Congress Committee (AICC) leader Girish Chodankar today asserted that the sections of Naga society including those working with the present alliance Government are unhappy and want to change the government in the Centre.
The response so far from various sections of the society including those working with the present NDPP-BJP alliance Government is that they are unhappy with the State Government’s national alliance party attacking the democratic and minority institutions across the country, said AICC in-charge of Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim and Tripura, Chodankar.
Addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan here, Chodankar said there is tremendous anger among the people and the society over the manner in which the Government is conducted at the Centre.
In this, he said the ensuing parliamentary election is about the future of India and to safeguard the constitutional values and purity that has been existent in the Country.
“This election is about the future of India and to safeguard our constitution, our values that we believe in and also safeguard the purity that had been existent in India and safeguard the country in general”, he said.
Asserting that the ensuing elections will decide the future faith of the country, Chodankar said “the mood of the country is changing and people no longer believe the ‘ache din’ and fake promises and guarantees of Narendra Modi”.
In this, he expressed optimism that people of Nagaland have decided to vote consciously for the INDI Alliance.
Expressing confidence that the INDI Alliance would form its government in the Centre while Nagaland would send its representative by electing the Congress nominee S Supongmeren Jamir, Chodankar announced that Jamir will be given a Cabinet berth in the next Congress-led government in the Centre.
He said Jamir, as the president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), had successfully conducted the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra for the North East region in the State. Jamir is close to the heart of Rahul and Gandhi and he will be given the Cabinet berth to work for the people of Nagaland and the North East region, he said.
Though confident of winning the State seat, Chodankar was however apprehensive about booth capturing. The ruling Government is frustrated with reports of its own candidate losing the poll, he said while citing Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton appealing to GBs to vote for the entire village in favour of PDA candidate Dr Chumben Murry.
In this connection, Chodankar said there are reports that the ruling Government is working out strategies for booth capturing in 12 out of the 60 Assembly Constituencies in the State to win the parliamentary election by any means.
The State Congress has also written a letter with names of the 12 Assembly Constituencies – Dimapur I, II & III, Ghaspani I & II, Kohima Town, Northern Angami II, Phek, Meluri, Tyui, Wokha Town and Jangpetkong – to the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, requesting to do the needful for free and fair conduct of polls.
“We insist for free and fair elections and that no other person without a valid identity card should be allowed to be present within polling booths”, Chodankar said.
Meanwhile, Chodankar informed that a major Congress Election Campaign will be at Dimapur on Tuesday, which will be addressed by AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge.
He appealed to the peace loving people of Nagaland wanting to bring change in Delhi and also have their voice in Parliament to come forward and join the campaign and elect Congress nominee.
The Congress leader also said that BJP national president JP Nadda holding an election campaign for NDPP candidate confirms that the NDPP is hand in glove with BJP and so people of Nagaland have to decide whether they will support a party which has attacked the minorities across the country.
He also lambasted that Prime Minister Modi has time to go to beaches and seas and pose for photographers and also go on foreign tours but does not have time to visit Manipur, which has been burning.
He expressed optimism that the people of Nagaland and Northeast will send a strong signal that the minorities and secular voters are not going to tolerate such behavior but vote for a secular party.
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee working president Khriedi Theünuo appealed to the NGOs, church leaders and civil societies in the State to come forward and meet the AICC president Kharge after the public rally on Tuesday.
Theünuo informed that the public rally would be held at Super Market complex Dimapur at 12 Noon
(Page News Service)