Nagaland: BJP pushes for quick end to NPF crisis

BJP leaders called the political crisis an internal “power struggle” in the NPF.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Published: July 11, 2017 4:36 am
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With internal strife in the Naga People’s Front (NPF), a key BJP ally in the Northeast, leading to a political turmoil in Nagaland, a concerned saffron party is pushing its leaders to resolve it at the earliest since the crisis can adversely affect the coalition’s prospects in state elections due early next year, sources said. BJP leaders called the political crisis an internal “power struggle” in the NPF.

The flashpoint emerged after former Chief Minister T R Zeliang claimed support of most MLAs in the Assembly to form a government, replacing the incumbent, Shurhozelie Liezietsu. Zeliang had expressed desire to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek the Centre’s support for his political adventure but no meeting has taken place so far. The state Assembly’s tenure ends on March 13,.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:38 am
    The crises are almost in every state of India.
    1. Kushal Kumar
      Jul 11, 2017 at 6:43 am
      This development and other developments across the country near about August-September with epicenter in Delhi covering financial or trading scams in which some politicians are alleged to be key players are corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer's predictions in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February- March and August-September" issued widely to Indian news media last year in October -November 2016. While saying that financial or trading scams during the said period with Delhi as epicenter could be in big news , it was also said : " Some political leaders may be unwell or may break- away or probably face some consequence of wrong-doing allegedly done in past". There is another political happening these days in July 2017 in the country. A political group in Nagaland Assembly is reported to have shifted loyalty while ex CM is staking claim for leadership, also corresponding to this writer's alert prediction .