NPF playing double game, says NDPP

DIMAPUR, MAY 18 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/18/2019 12:10:11 PM IST

NDPP on Saturday accused NPF and the leader of opposition of playing a constant “double game” over ties with the BJP.  NDPP through its media and communications committee said NPF has been extremely critical of the BJP and the PDA alliance in Nagaland with allegations of the BJP being anti-secular and anti-Christian/Hindutva party. 

However, in Manipur the NPF has always been in alliance with the BJP to the extent of having a minister in the BJP led Manipur cabinet, NDPP added.  NDPP said NPF had no issues while it was in alliance with the BJP, but after it landed itself in the opposition, the party started being critical of the BJP from every possible angle.

NDP also recalled NFP president, Dr. Shürhozelie claiming that the BJP was a natural ally of the NPF. But now he claims that the BJP is a Hindu party, it added. 

Further taking a dig at NPF, NDPP said Dr. Shürhozelie who claimed to be a regionalist to the core, voted for the Congress in the recent Lok Sabha elections and pointed out that NPF leaders led by the opposition leader, T. R. Zeliang and Rajya Sabha MP K. G. Kenye had even shared the dais with the Congress party during Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Dimapur. 

NDPP said it was not the first time that the NPF president discarded his regional ideology for the sake of personal benefit. 

The ruling party said Dr. Shürhozelie had even contested as an independent candidate with the symbol of Bus and made absurd claims that he did it to rescue the cock symbol. 

It was also under him that the then chief minister K.L. Chishi was betrayed, backstabbed and removed from office in 1990, NDPP stated.

NDPP termed it as “ironic” that the NPF joined hands with the Congress to support Chishi’s candidature. 

On the issue of NPF reconsidering its alliance with the BJP in Manipur after the Lok Saba elections and TR Zeliang’s statement that NPF will pull out of its alliance after the Lok Sabha results, NDPP wondered “who are they trying to fool? If they want to pull out, why not now? Why after the Lok Sabha results?”

The ruling party said such ridiculous approach speaks volumes of the lack of integrity and commitment on the part of the NPF and its leaders.

NDPP assured the people and its alliance partners that the party “will never be involved in such double standards and we will always uphold the mandate of the people.”


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