By Oken Jeet Sandham
KOHIMA, May 15 (NEPS): President of the ruling major Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr Shurhozelie reiterated that a political era was over and therefore they should start talking good of the past. The NPF chief was referring to the just concluded 26 Aonglenden by-election in Mokokchung district.
Talking to NEPS here today, the NPF chief further, while explaining about their party candidate’s remarkable winning in the by-poll, said it was not that they were better than others. Although there had been lapses here and there, but on the whole, people were appreciating the “performers,” he added.
At the same time there were many “believers” who had been persistently praying for “us” and “God has answered their prayers,” he stated.
Asked about the charges made by the opposition Congress that the ruling DAN had misused of state machineries during the by-poll, Dr Shurhozelie who is also senior minister in the DAN government pointed out that such accusations made by the losers in elections were “normal.” “But if those accusations really have some sense, there is platform to address them,” he asserted.
Dr Shurhozelie also described the mandate given to their candidate “Toshipokba” as “wisdom of voters” who had realized the “need to change.” This was the main reason why they had come out boldly to give their votes to their NPF candidate.