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NPCC for Secular Front

10th February 2018



The assembly elections of 2018 will be a watershed moment in the history of Nagaland since this is not a mere clash of political parties fighting for power but a clash of ideology that will define the course of Nagaland politics in the years ahead. On one side, the Indian National Congress through NPCC stands by the ideology and principles of secularism and liberal democracy, while we have the BJP on the other side representing the Hindutva forces ably supported by alliance partners like the NDPP.

Today we still have a choice to either accept or reject the Hindutva forces before we are left without any choice once they grab absolute power and start imposing their divisive agenda. In guarding this precious choice of the people, NPCC has always stood by its ideological commitment to the idea of secularism and liberal democracy all through the years and therefore will not allow the BJP and its alliance partner NDPP to compromise the rights of our people and our way of life.

Towards this objective, we welcome any secular minded parties and leaders in forming a broad consensus to provide secular and stable government and to stop the onslaught of Hindutva forces in Nagaland. Our people need a peaceful and stable secular government and not the BJPs brand of disruptive communal politics that is inviting more trouble in our already troubled land.

BJPs relentless pursuit of holding assembly elections in Nagaland by disregarding the wishes and aspirations of the people will remain a big blot in the long history of the Nagas. BJP and more particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi have no solution for the Nagas. Their promise of finding settlement within 18 months of coming to power has now stretched into 45 months and now the Nagas will be fed with the another promise of final settlement after 2019 parliamentary elections.

The downslide of BJP in the nation has begun. The People who gave them massive mandate in 2014 are now rejecting BJP with massive defeat of its candidates in by-elections. The recent concluded by-elections in Rajasthan where INC won 3 out of 3 seats by huge margins against BJP indicate the mood of the voters.

We appeal to the people of Nagaland to outrightly reject the BJP-NDPP alliance that is remotely controlled by Hindutva forces. At stake is the future of our people who have thrived under democratic way of life since ages. We cannot just barter our rights, beliefs and customs for some instant gratification that will soon destroy the entire social fabric of the state.


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This Press Release was posted on February 11 2018

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