Nagaland JD(U) unit, lone legislator merge with NDPP

Nagaland JD(U) unit, lone legislator merge with NDPP
G. Kaito Aye with Neiphiu Rio and state JD(U) party members in Kohima, Monday. (NDPP)
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 6/24/2019 11:58:30 AM IST

 DIMAPUR, JUN 24 (NPN): NDPP has welcomed the official merger of Janata Dal (U) Nagaland unit under the leadership of Agriculture minister G Kaito Aye, along with the party’s State executive members, office bearers and former candidates. 

They all formally merged with NDPP in the presence of chief minister Neiphiu Rio, its president Chingwang Konyak and other senior leaders at Kohima here on Monday. 

According to a communiqué issued by the ruling party’s media & communication committee, the JD (U) members led by Kaito had decided to officially merge with NDPP in order to strengthen the PDA government and to further uphold and expedite the ongoing Framework Agreement. 

With the merger of JD (U), NDPP said it was confident that all confusions and rumours floated by its political rivals would be put to rest since the PDA Government was here for a long haul and would grow from strength to strength. 

Assuring to continue providing the people with stability and good governance as it looked forward to working hand in hand with the newly-installed government in Delhi, the ruling party sought the support of the people of Nagaland in all its endeavours in bringing development for them. 

Meanwhile, chairman of North East Executive Council of JD(U) and also the convenor JD(U) unit, Senchumo NSN Lotha told PTI that the party was aware of its legislator joining the ruling NDPP.

Nonetheless, he said that the party would respond to the development only after in-depth consideration.

With the JD(U) MLA joining the NDPP, the strength of NDPP in the 60-member state Assembly has gone up to 21 while its alliance partner BJP has 12 MLAs. 

An Independent legislators also supports the NDPP-BJP alliance government.

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