Once the schedule for the election is announced, the party would come out with its own strategies with a hope that it will be able to “score” much better than what it did in the last 2018 NLA election, said JD (U) state president NSN Lotha
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Janata Dal United JD (U) had said that party would “actively and sincerely” support for a “peaceful solution” to the vexed Naga political problems. On Wednesday, JD (U) Nagaland unit has reiterated its stand to voice for the same.
Addressing a press conference at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, and also to welcome the three BJP district presidents into the party’s fold, JD (U) Nagaland state president, and former NSF president NSN Lotha, said that the JD (U) was the first ever national political party from Nagaland to stage a “Dharna” in Delhi, to voice for an early solution to the long pending Naga political issue.
Stating that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is yet to announced the dates for the 2023 elections across the country including Nagaland, Lotha said that once the schedule for the election is announced, the party would come out with its own strategies with a hope that the party will be able to “score” much better than what it did in the last 2018 NLA election.
On the three BJP districts president resigning from the BJP party and joining the JD (U) fold, the state JD (U) president was of the view that they joined JD (U) with a “hope and a vision” that the latter party would bring a change in Nagaland. “The three BJP district unit presidents joining the JD (U) party fold was a “constructive decisions”, added NSN Lotha.
Also informing that during the recent visit of the Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD (U) supremo, on October 11 at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur, Nagaland, in attendance with thousands, it was declared by the visiting JD (U) chief that the party would “actively and sincerely” support for a “peaceful solution” to the vexed Naga political problems.
It was also in the October 11 Dimapur public rally that Nitish Kumar had himself stated that he would not only support “verbally” but would try to draw active support of other political parties so that the long pending problem of the Nagas viz-a-viz the Naga political movement would be brought to an “honourable conclusion”.
Meanwhile, in a public press statement handed out to the media persons present at the press conference, the three BJP district presidents – Tingsangai Pamei (Peren), Yanthungo Kikon (Wokha), and Seyiekhrielie Nagi (Kohima), stated that their resigning from the active membership of BJP Nagaland and to join the JD (U) party was on different grounds including having lost all faith and confidence in the leadership of the BJP Nagaland state unit, both in organizational and at the government level where the party is a part of the ruling alliance as the leadership could not fulfill its “top most commitment” of “election for solution” which was promised to the citizens of the Nagaland state during the last 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) general election.
Adding that the BJP was not sincere in finding an “honourable solution” to the vexed Naga political issue but was only interested in “clinging to power” without fulfilling the desire of the Naga people for a peaceful solution, the statement also mentioned that the trio decided to join JD (U) since the party under the leadership of Bihar chief minister, and the president and MP, Lalan Singh, has committed themselves to work for a peaceful solution of the vexed Naga political issue.