Neiphiu Rio alleges that TR Zeliang ‘spun a web of lies and created chaos’, while TR Zeliang rebukes Rio for ‘destructive politics and confusing people of the state.’
In August 2015, the Centre had announced that a framework agreement had been reached with the NSCN(IM), one of the primary Naga underground groups in the state, 18 years after a ceasefire was negotiated in 1997.
At a press conference in Dimapur, organised as Modi was departing from Tuensang after addressing a rally, the Congress dissed the promises made by the Prime Minister to the people of North East.
For the first time in Nagaland religion has emerged as major poll plank for the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections. And the religious pitch is getting shrill every passing day.
An analysis by Nagaland Election Watch has found that 59% of the state’s candidates have assets upwards of Rs 1 crore. This marks a progressive increase from 28% in 2008 and 46% in 2013.
Vicious cycle returns every poll, say voters and anti-corruption campaigners.
With religion casting a shadow on the Nagaland Assembly elections, in the backdrop of BJP’s growing political clout and the Baptist church’s vocal disapproval of the saffron party, the issue of secularism too had a significant share of the discourse.
Assembly elections have been taking place in Nagaland since 1963, but not a single woman has ever been elected to the 60-member House.
Police sources claimed that around 5.45 pm, some unidentified men were about to enter a shop where Chalukumba was present. The candidate’s bodyguard got suspicious, stopped the men and started frisking them.
A new breed of changemakers is gunning for transformation in Nagaland where the sorry state of affairs in almost all aspects of public life continues to overshadow the achievements of the young Nagas.
The much-hyped Clean Election Campaign in Nagaland has all but disintegrated as the election fever grips the state.
Zeliang’s comments come at a time when the BJP has chosen to ally with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) whose face is now Neiphiu Rio, former CM in the NPF government.
God must be weeping when Naga politicians run after those seeking to destroy Christianity: Baptist Council
The Election Commission declared the ‘result’ after the only other candidate, Chupfuo Angami from the Naga People’s Front (NPF), withdrew his nomination.
Congress is contesting in 19 seats in the February 27 election for the 60-member Assembly. Twenty of its candidates had filed nomination but one of them withdrew candidature.