KOHIMA, October 21 (NEPS): Nagaland State BJP Unit team led by President Dr M. Chuba Ao and National Secretary cum State-in-charge Farooq Khan met various leaders of Naga civil societies, NBCC and BJP Legislators on October 20.
Chuba Ozukum, President of Naga Hoho expressed his appreciation on BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for initiating the Naga Peace Accord and role played by the Center’s interlocutor RN Ravi in Naga talks and in bringing the peace process to this stage.
In the meantime, the party delegates expressed that, BJP as a Party would extend its best ability to see that Peace Accord is finalized at the earliest so that Nagaland State will soon join with the rest of India in all aspects of development.
When Ozukum expressed the apprehension of the mind of the Naga public that the Government of India might try to remove the Article 371(A), the Party delegation assured that there was no such thing and requested the Naga people not to believe such misinformation given by some vested individual.
The Party delegation also met the team of Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) led by its General Secretary Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho who warmly welcomed Farooq Khan who also happens to be the All India Minority-in-charge of the party. The NBCC stated that the Churches in Nagaland are doing its best level to reform the electioneering process under the slogan “Clean Election in the State”, for which the party appreciated the role of the NBCC and assured them of all its co-operation.
On the apprehension expressed by the General Secretary of NBCC, where minorities, particularly the Christian communities were under threat elsewhere in the mainland, the BJP National Secretary and Minority-in-charge assured that BJP as a party would see that all minority communities are safe. The meeting concluded with a Prayer for Peace in the State.
The Party delegation also had a high level meeting with the Nagaland BJP Legislators at Kohima, and members present were P. Paiwang Konyak, Minister of Transport and IT, Dr TM lotha, Adviser for Treasury and Accounts and Imtilemba Sangtam, Adviser for Co-operation and Macrofed. Whereas, M. Kikon, Parliamentary Secretary for Labour and Employment, who is also the SEO-State election officer of the party could not attend the meeting due to pre-engagement for the Party organizational election in progress in the State.