Committed to PDA pre-poll alliance: Patton

Committed to PDA pre-poll alliance: Patton
Patton speaking at the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ launching programme. (NP)
DIMAPUR, OCT 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/2/2019 11:41:26 AM IST

Nagaland deputy chief minister, Y Patton, termed as “gentlemen agreement” the pre-poll alliance of PDA government and said that BJP was committed to that agreement.

Patton was addressing the launching of the four-month long “Sankalp Yatra” at town hall here Wednesday. The movement commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi cum National unity campaign would go on till January 30, which is Gandhi’s death anniversary.

Patton, who is also the BJP Nagaland legislature party leader, said that BJP, being a national party, would act only in accordance with the directions received from Delhi. He, however, stated that it was the concern of NDPP if they wanted to break the alliance with the BJP. Patton again dismissed speculations that he along with former chief minister and leader of NPF legislature, TR Zeliang, were planning to forge an alliance to form a new government in the state.

He stated that two people have been caught regarding spreading of the “false rumour”, adding that they have been called for interrogation and clarification.

Meanwhile, disclosing that BJP Nagaland would soon be constructing party office at PWD colony Dimapur, Patton has appealed to the department not to object for the construction as the party has have already received the land patta and the land allotment.  

Stating that money would be sanctioned for construction of BJP offices in five to six districts in the state, BLP leader said he had received direction from the party central office to look for lands.  

In his presidential address, state BJP president and minister for higher and technical education and tribal affairs, Temjen Imna Along, stated that Sankalp Yatra was not just a movement for the BJP party members and workers, but that it was a movement for all and BJP was just initiating the movement. He challenged the gathering that it was a collective responsibility of all Nagas to make Nagaland a Swachh state.

On the occasion, PHED minister, Jacob Zhimomi and advisor for power, H Tovihoto Ayemi, also delivered short speeches.

Meanwhile, state vice president, Hurui Zeliang and state general secretary, Jaangsillung Gonmei spoke on abrogation of Article 370, Sampark Abhiyan and Jan Jagaran Aghiyan (national unity campaign).



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