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ULB polls: Denied ticket, NDPP ‘founding member’ joins Congress


DIMAPUR, JUNE 11: Miffed over denial of NDPP ticket to contest from Ward No. 8 of Dimapur Municipal Council, ‘founding member’ of the NDPP, Khrozote Kapfo today joined the Congress party and filed nomination to contest the ULB polls.
Addressing media persons at Congress Bhavan today, Kapfo said that he is one of the founders of the NDPP party in Dimapur and has been associated with the party as the secretary of the media cell.
He said that he had the intention of contesting the ULB polls in Dimapur and was well prepared, but to his surprise, the NDPP allotted tickets to newcomers even though he was assured for a ticket from Ward No. 8.
Kapfo said that he had already begun his work in the concerned ward with the youths but the NDPP party did not give him ticket. He also disclosed that ticket was allotted to newcomers.
He said he was depressed by the attitude of the NDPP, which had denied him ticket and therefore, even though he did not want to leave the party, he finally decided to go to Congress from which he had earlier begun his political career.
Dwelling on his aims and objective for contesting the ULB polls, Kapfo said he had grown up in Ward No. 8, which comprises of Netaji Colony, Railway Colony and Medical Colony and therefore, he wants to bring development in his ward.
He said in Ward 8, there are councils in the 3 colonies, but if anything happens in these colonies, people from outside the colonies come. He said that his followers had insisted that he should contest from the Congress ticket.
About the 4 newcomers, he said the he does not know what their motive was to come to these wards and contest elections. He also said that no one was given ticket in his place,
He said that in some wards, there are friendly contest between the NDPP and BJP and asked for the reasons for denying him ticket to contest from Ward No. 8.
Stating that he has resigned from the NDPP and joined the Congress today, Kapfo also disclosed that many NDPP party workers would also resign in the same way and join the Congress. He said around 60-70 party workers from Dimapur-I and Dimapur-II are ready to join Congress.
(Page News Service)