CM delegation didn’t meet BJP MLAs in Delhi: Kronu

DIMAPUR, JUL 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/16/2020 1:14:49 PM IST

Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs minister Neiba Kronu, who had accompanied chief minister Neiphiu Rio and Agriculture minister G Kaito Aye to Delhi, has clarified that they did not meet deputy chief minister Y Patton and four other BJP legislators who were also in Delhi.

Kronu said they had left on a chartered flight on Sunday and stayed at the chief minister’s residence in Delhi and returned on Thursday after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP’s national president JP Nadda. 

Allaying people’s doubt that the three of them, including Rio, were together with Patton and four other BJP MLAs, Kronu said they did not meet each other as the purposes of their visits were different. He explained that following reports that a driver of Nagaland House who drove minister Kashiho Sangtam and adviser Dr Longrineken had tested COVID-19 positive, they decided not to meet each other.

Kronu said after returning in a chartered flight and landing in Dimapur, they had put themselves in home quarantine for 14 days as necessitated by the standard operating procedure.

During this quarantine period, he said they would not entertain any public interview, while only urgent official would be taken up but by following all protocols. Taking to twitter, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said: “As a precautionary measure, I’m on self-quarantine on my return to Nagaland from Delhi. Taking precautions to ensure safety of others & myself. Will continue discharging duties...”


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