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State BJP takes serious note of allegation against Dy CM

DIMAPUR, FEB 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/3/2020 12:12:47 PM IST

Nagaland BJP unit has taken serious note of a recent video that went viral on social media on deputy chief minister Y. Patton delivering his speech on the occasion of the general conference of the Lotha Students Union at Merapani on January 27-28.

The BJP through its general secretary P. Kavili Achumi disclosed that the video had been posted on facebook by one Jandemo Lotha but for unknown reasons, was immediately deleted.
Then, said Kavili, it went viral after one ‘Vikato’ alias ‘Vyca Shihovinu Aye’ vice president of NDPP central youth wing reposted it on facebook in ‘The Nagas.’ BJP accused Vikato of waging a “communal politics and hate campaign against BJP and its leaders, both at the centre and state.” 
BJP alleged that Vikato used to post “objectionable bigotry picture, videos and malicious statement against BJP leaders and precisely against the hon’ble deputy chief minister for quite sometime.”
On enquiry about Vikato, BJP claimed that he was a “self opportunist’ and habitual defector who earlier raised his right ‘Hand’ (Congress), then he was sweeping the street with the Broom as AAP and finally ending up with the Globe (NDPP). BJP said such “habitual defectors and fame mongers” have no ground to be leader in any political party of NGO.
Further, BJP alleged that Vikato has a crime registered against him by the NIA Imphal branch as one of the prime accused in the March 5 incident in Dimapur. BJP also alleged that Vikato was “gainfully employed in a government sector as graduate teacher.” On this, BJP urged upon the authorities to “carefully investigate at the earliest and take necessary action if found true.”
In defense of Y. Patton, BJP clarified that he always stood for “fairness and meritocracy” in the examination process and in particular, credited him for being the one person who curtailed NPSC viva marks from 75 to 55. 
BJP also mentioned that even during the winter of 2017, at the height of the Public Coordination Committee (PCC) protest against corruption and injustice at the “House of Hope” meeting between PCC and cabinet, Patton stood against appointment of non-civil service background as member of NPSC and also against random marking in NPSC viva voce. BJP said the open defiance against the chief minister and his cabinet was unheard of in parliamentary democracy, yet Patton stood his ground in the name of “justice, fairness and equality in the state.”
BJP said in his speech at the LSU conference, Patton had only challenged Lotha student community to clear UPSC and NPSC exams on merit and for which, he even announced award for meritorious students. It said the video in question was also clarified and corroborated by the LSU themselves. Therefore, BJP said, the alleged statement attributed to Patton was without basis and only a futile attempt to “malign the good office of BJP and its leadership”.
BJP also warned that it “will no longer tolerate such malicious statements and political conspiracies but shall take stern action against the defaulter.”
 

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