By Our Reporter, TNT News | Kohima, Feb 1, 2018:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nagaland state has informed that they are in the final stage of stitching together an alliance for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.
According to Co-Convenor of BJP Election Management Committee Nagaland and sitting MLA, Mmhonlumo Kikon, the BJP is in discussion with all the parties for the same and will be finalizing the seat-sharing alliance by tonight.
It may be reminded that the elections in Nagaland is up for an uncertain end with political parties including the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) coming together to sign a joint declaration to refrain from participating in the poll process.
Also part of the group that signed the declaration was the BJP party. However, this didn’t end well with the party leaders at the centre and ultimately, the BJP suspended its state executive council member Kheto Sema for signing the agreement without consulting party leaders. This was swiftly followed by the BJP pulling out of the 11-party joint declaration.
The party’s decision added a new twist to the political drama in Nagaland and state civil societies have raised questions on the party’s stance on the Naga solution.
Reacting to this, Kikon told TNT-The Northeast Today on Thursday that “Our stand is clear! We are for an early solution!”
Furthermore, Kikon exuded confidence of winning the election and stated that when the BJP and it’s alliance forms the next government in Nagaland, the BJP will continue to proactively pursue the course of an early solution to the Peace Negotiations between the Nagas and the Government of India.