Skip to content Skip to navigation

Zeliang takes on Rio in electioneering

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.' 

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Hurdle in ST status for 6 communities

22 Dec 2014 - 8:19am | Hantigiri Narzary

 The move for ST status to six communities is set to hit a major road block with a circle of tribal organization leaders deciding to oppose it tooth and nail.

The Kokrajhar unit of the All Assam Tribal Sangha threatens to openly oppose the move saying that they won’t sit idle if the government endorses the demand.

The issue came up for discussion when the new executive body of the Kokrajhar unit of the organization met at the Serfanguri High School ground on Sunday.

 The decision to oppose the ST status to 6 communities was taken during the 3rd triennial conference of Kokrajhar district unit of the Sangha held at Serfanguri High School ground on Sunday.

The tribal body further discussed the core issues of the tribal communities and illegal encroachment in tribal belt and blocks by non tribal communities and suspected nationalities.

 

NDFB(S) cadre killed

14 Feb 2016 - 6:21pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Two hard core cadre of the National Democratic Front of Boroland-Songbijit faction (NDFB-S) were killed in an encounter with security forces on Sunday at North Auzarguri under Serfanguri police station in a joint operation launched by police and army in Kokrajhar district. 

Based on a tip-off about presence of militant outfits, security forces launched a joint operation against militant cadres where heavy exchange of fire was held and two cadres were killed on the spot by around 6 am in the morning. 

They were identified as Jwngswrang Basumatary alias Ladai and Sanjib Basumatary. Jwngswrang was involved with massacre of Adivashi of December 23(2014), besides involved with various anti social activities in the area. Both were Myanmar trained. 

Two 7.65 pistol, 2 Hand grenades, one magazine of AK 47, several round live ammunition were recovered from them. 

AGP-BJP meeting on Wednesday

2 Mar 2009 - 7:22pm | editor
The Asom Gana Parishad will hold yet another round of talks with BJP heavyweights on Wednesday as the crucial meeting with Rajnath Singh on Sunday evening in Delhi failed to arrive at any decision.

According to information, the deadlock over the prestigious Guwahati Lok Sabha seat refused to die down as some AGP leaders are still not ready to leave the Guwahati seat.

Sunday's meeting convened at the residence of Rajnath Singh was attended by AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary, Birendra Prasad Baishya, Kumar Deepak Das, Arun Sarma, Phani Bhushan Chaudhury and Padma Hazarika.