T R Zeliang alleges NDPP government of engaging in poaching of NPF MLAs

Kohima: Leader of Opposition in Nagaland Assembly and former Chief Minister T R Zeliang lambasted the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, NDPP for engaging in “poaching” of NPF MLAs.

Speaking at the NPF Central Executive Council meeting in Kohima yesterday (June 12), Zeliang alleged that present NDPP government in the state has not been able to take up any developmental and welfare activities for the people of the state saying it was too busy in poaching NPF MLAs.

Zeliang said NPF does not regret that seven MLAs went against the party because it is better to have unity within a smaller group than to remain divided in a larger group.

Zeliang, while reiterating the stand of the party on Citizenship Amendment Bill reaffirmed that NPF will never accept the PDA government’s stand that Nagas are protected from CAB by Article 371(A) of the Constitution of India.

He said if the present state government feels that Nagas are protected under Article 371A, they are fooling the Naga people. He requested the two NPF MPs – one each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to stand firm against the Bill in the Parliament.