Kohima: The political contours of Nagaland were redrawn again on Monday (June 25) after the merging of the state’s unit of Janata Dal (U) with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Kohima.
In a press release, the NDPP informed that the merger of JD (U)—under the leadership of G Kaito Aye, a cabinet minister in the PDA government, along with state executive members of the party, office bearers and former candidates was conducted in the presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, president of NDPP Chingwang Konyak and other senior leaders.
The JD (U) members finally decided to “officially merge with the NDPP in order to strengthen the PDA government in Nagaland and also further uphold, and expedite the ongoing framework agreement,” it informed.
While welcoming the merger, the NDPP was confident that it would put to rest all confusions and rumours brought out by political rivals “since the PDA government in Nagaland is here for the long haul and will grow from strength to strength.”
“The NDPP will continue to provide the people with stability and good governance as we look forward to working hand in hand with the newly installed government in Delhi. The NDPP request the support of the people of Nagaland in all our endeavours in bringing development for the people,” it stated.