We were also single largest party, says NPF on Karnataka

We were also single largest party, says NPF on Karnataka

Dimapur, May 17: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite the BJP to form government in Karnataka as the single largest opposition party has provided ammunition to the Naga People’s Front (NPF).
While not going as far as going for staking claim to form the Government as the Congress party in Goa and Manipur as well as RJD in Bihar is planning post the Karnataka Governor’s decision, the NPF today questioned why the NPF was not allowed to form the government in Nagaland earlier this year when the party emerged as the single largest party.
Addressing an election rally for the bye-election to the Nagaland parliamentary constituency at Wokha, Opposition leader, TR Zeliang NPF with 26 members was the single largest party in the recently concluded assembly election in Nagaland, but was not accorded the same privilege which the BJP party led by BS Yeddyurappa was given in Karnataka on account of being the single largest party.
“Why NPF led Government was not allowed to be formed in Nagaland then,” he asked.
The Leader of the NPF Legislature Party also wondered as to how different States in India could follow different Constitution of the same country. “Should the law of the country be distorted according to the convenience and advantage of a certain political party,” he questioned.
Complementing what the Opposition leader said in the rally, NPF sources said the party is closely watching the developments in those states.
The sources said that the same yardstick should be applied to all the states as what has been applied in Karnataka where the BJP has formed the Government although it does not have majority.
If being single largest party gives you the mandate to form the Government, NPF too emerged as the single largest party in Nagaland, it said.
However, the NPF said that they are still keeping a watch in Bihar and Goa where the single largest parties are now claiming to form the Government.
It may be mentioned that top leader of NPF are currently on tour in different districts campaigning for its Lok Sabha candidate. Source said that within a day or two they would be taking the final stand on the issue. (Page News Service)