Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) Mon division general secretary, Prince Paiwang Konyak, terming the alleged assurance given by state chief minister, Neiphiu Rio to elect all the resigned Congress MLAs into NPF party was taking its “full toll”, has resigned from the post and active membership of the party.
Konyak in a press statement said that he was not convinced by the “buy method” and commitment made for the area.
“In spite of much pleading and repeated request for the change of candidate for NPF party in the presence of central observers by the entire party workers became vain…” it claimed.
The statement queried why NPF central committee would only prefer a candidate who was not well pleased by the people of the area and why the voices and mandate of the people were not respected as indicated by the political system of the country.
Maintaining that “own people and own tribe” should be kept before any political movement, Konyak said when for the first time a Konyak was elected as CLP leader, Congress MLA of Konyak resigning from the party has spate ill to “our own”.
While asserting that popular voices were not respected and sentiments not heard in the NPF party system, Konyak stated he did not feel necessary to serve the people as the active member of the NPF party.
Further, the resigned NPF leader said that he “solemnly” declared to join the Congress party to strengthen and restore the party of the area and the state at large.