TUENSANG:Nagaland electioneering heat and dust gathers momentum with NPF and NDPP engaged in a bitter blame game. NDPP has called NPF a gang of betrayers while the ruling party has asked the people not to repose faith on the newly floated party.
NPF leader and Chief Minister TR Zeliang slammed Neiphu Rio and NDPP alleging lack of agenda to serve the restive state. Addressing a few poll rallies in Mon, Longwa and Aboi under Mon district on Tuesday, Zeliang said, “Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) as a Party engaged in 'politics without agenda.”
He said, 'the Manifesto of NDPP is TR Zeliang as Rio has been talking only about me and nothing more during his entire Campaign across the State.”Zeliang narrated how a false Certificate was enclosed with Rio's nomination papers during the Lok Sabha election in 2014 which later came up in North Police Station, Kohima for investigation.
Rio had then blamed his Personal Secretary for obtaining a fake Certificate while the Principal and Vice Principal of Kohima College were made to apologize publicly, he recalled. On corruption during Rio's tenure as Chief Minister, Zeliang elucidated that it was Rio who had 'landed the State in a deficit of Rs. 1234 Crores after which he left for Delhi.'
Rongali Bihu celebration will be held in New Delhi on April 20 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi from 4 pm onwards. The event is being organised by Assam Association Delhi. Rongali Mela with handloom & handicraft exhibition, ethnic food, programme by by Manas Robin etc. will be the main attractions of this year's event.
Bihu dance competition will be held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan, New Delhi on April 18.
DoNER minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar filed his nomination papers as Congress candidate in Dibrugarh on Friday.
Accompanied by APCC president Bhubneswar Kalita, MLAs Jibantata Ghaotwar, Raju Sahu and Sushanta Buragohain, Ghaotwar arrived in the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Dibrugarh and filed the nomination papers before the returning officer at 12 noon.
Before that thousands of party workers took Ghatowar at a huge procession in Dibrugarh town in the morning. his supporters told Assam Times that victory of Ghatowar only requires a formal announcement.
The papers would be scrutinized on Saturday and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is slated for March 23. The polling will take place on April 7.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty