Nagaland,KOHIMA, Mar 26 (NEPS): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) said the outcome of the election to the Tuensang Sadar – I, which was held on March 23 between Independent candidate Toyang Changkong Chang and NPF candidate Elan Chang, was on “expected line.” The result of this election was declared Tuesday. The Independent candidate has defeated the ruling NPF candidate by a margin of 2272 votes.
Talking to NEPS here Tuesday, senior Vice President of the NPF, Pusazo Luruo, fumed that their party functionaries and also NPF MLAs were not in cohesion during the recently concluded elections in many areas including Tuensang district. “Therefore, the Tuensang Sadar – I election result which was declared Today was not unexpected,” he said.
The senior NPF leader also disclosed that many of their party functionaries as well as their MLAs in many areas and constituencies worked against one another leading to the defeat of many potential and winnable party candidates. “We are seriously taking up this matter in our meeting of the NPF Disciplinary Action Committee scheduled to be held on April 1, 2013 at our Central Office, Kohima,” Luruo said. “We shall initiate actions against those party functionaries or legislators if they are found indulging in anti-party activities during the last 12th Nagaland Assembly elections as well as the Tuensang Sadar – I election.”