Nagaland election 2023: NCP releases poll manifesto

Guwahati: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on February 18 held a press conference after releasing its party manifesto at the Hammock Resort Wokha.

Ahead of the impending assembly elections, Narendra B Verma, National General Secretary, and in charge of the northeastern states Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) arrived in Wokha on February 17.

He asked his party’s followers to join the coalition government in Nagaland after March 2.

Verma has appointments in 12 assembly districts where NCP candidates will run for the 60 NLA seats in the upcoming 14th NLA elections on February 27, 2023.

On the other hand, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh stated on February 16 that the time had come for the Naga people to reflect on and reevaluate the “bluff” that the NDPP-BJP combine had used to manipulate them.

Speaking to the media in Kohima, Ramesh said that the BJP-NDPP coalition government must be transparent about its goals for the Naga people before running for office.

He emphasised that neither the demand of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) or the Naga political issue were addressed in the 41-page BJP platform.

He said the ENPO delegation lived its word by relaxing it’s August 16, 2022, the resolution not to participate in any election process but Union home minister Amit Shah’s promised visit to eastern Nagaland in January to discuss the issue with stakeholders never happened. “What has kept the government and the home minister to walk the talk,” Ramesh asked.

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