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3 BJP MLAs favour ‘one-man, one-post’

3 BJP MLAs favour ‘one-man, one-post’
Patton, Pangnyu and Jacob inside an ambulance before leaving the airport to the institutional quarantine centre. (DPRO)
DIMAPUR, JUL 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/16/2020 1:08:45 PM IST

Say internal party issue will be resolved soon

State BJP legislators-- deputy chief minister Y Patton,  health & family welfare minister Pangyu Phom and PHE minister Jacob Zhimomi, who arrived here from Delhi Thursday said that they were in favour of the BJP’s tradition of ‘one-man, one-post’, a DIPR report stated.

Interacting with DIPR, on arrival at Dimapur airport, the legislators said that 10 district presidents, including some senior party workers and senior members from Mahila Morcha, submitted a letter to BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav during his visit to Nagaland on June 25 seeking replacement of State unit president Temjen Imna Along.

The BJP legislators also maintained that majority of the party MLAs felt that the state president should not be a legislator but a senior worker who could devote full time to party affairs.

Explaining that they had to listen to the voice of party workers as they were elected by them, the MLAs stated that they also agreed that under the leadership of chief minister Neiphiu Rio all of them had been assigned the responsibility of looking after various departments.

They said that, as per direction of the central leaders, party’s legislators reached New Delhi on July 12 and held two meetings with the leaders led by national president JP Nadda and others on July 13 to discuss the matter as it was felt necessary for settling it.

However, the legislators expressed gratitude and confidence on BJP’s central leadership and expressed hope that the “internal” issue of their party would be settled soon in the larger interest of the party. The MLAs claimed that the central leaders gave them a patient hearing and assured them that the issue would be resolved very soon. 

MLAs undergo quarantine

The three legislators, who arrived by chopper from Guwahati, were under institutional quarantine.

The legislators were taken by an ambulance to the designated institutional quarantine centre. On arrival, the legislators underwent thermal screening and filled up the necessary details. Though they had tested negative through TrueNat in Delhi, the legislators will undergo another test within a few days time, DIPR stated.

 

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