BJP sees 'sinister design' in truce extension

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Kohima, Sep 14 (UNI) The BJP has accused the Congress led UPA Government in the Centre of having 'sinister designs' in the indefinite extension of cease-fire between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM.

The BJP also termed it as a ploy to gain political mileage on the verge of the Assembly elections, slated in the first part of the next year.

Addressing a press conference last evening, BJP national spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy appealed to the UPA Government to spell out their intention and provisions for ensuing peace in Nagaland instead of making 'ambiguous' and 'dangerous' statement, as the Naga people, including those, who are working for the peace in the state, have right to know about the proceedings and the peace proposals.

"The ambiguity shown by the Congress leadership in its statement is dangerous," he stated.

Answering a question, Rudy said there was no leadership crisis in the BJP in Nagaland and that the BJP was in total favour of another coalition government.

He also said the BJP was happy and comfortable with the present Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government and they were 'judiciously' using the funds arranged by the then NDA Government in the Centre for the developmental works for the people.

The BJP leader condemned the lackadaisical approach of the Union Government in providing resources for infrastructural support for the four-lane highway on NH-39, airport in Kohima, Power generation projects and tourism infrastructure for the state.

Rudy was also all praise for the people of Nagaland for electing BJP legislators to serve them in such remotest part of the country and acknowledge immense contribution of the BJP legislators and ministers for the contribution to the people of the state.

He also opined that Nagaland and the rest of the North-eastern states of the country still possess untapped potential of hydro-power electricity and suggested that these sectors be given top priority to convert the region to a power house of the country.

UNI

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