BSP to contest Nagaland Assembly polls

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Kohima, Oct 16: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati has decided to launch her party in Nagaland to contest the state Assembly elections which are scheduled in January.

BSP National General Secretary Dr Suresh Mane, who is also the party in-charge of North Eastern States, said here yesterday that the BSP state head office will be established at Dimapur.

The state committee and other office bearers of the party would be declared by next month, he added.

Dr Mane claimed that the BSP would not function in the traditional style of established leadership, but take the help of fresh, educated and committed missionary youngsters to give a new direction to Nagaland politics.

He said despite several steps taken by the Centre and state government, the Naga people continue to face the problems of peace, prosperity, economic development, insecurity, unemployment, corruption and lack of basic amenities, including good infrastructure, connectivity, electricity and education.

He alleged that huge money was being spent for political reasons, especially during the elections, but not for the welfare of the Naga people.

He said massive exploitation of natural resources, unemployment and underdevelopment had made the Naga society dependent on other states.

While claiming that the BSP was the party for neglected people and issues, Dr Mane appealed to the Nagas to join the party to usher in a political and cultural revolution and ensure good and transparent governance, self-respect and dignity, along with peace and prosperity.

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