Nagaland unit of BJP flays Orissa violence

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Kohima, Dec 29 (UNI) The Nagaland unit of BJP today alleged that the recent communal violence against minority Christians in Orissa was fallout of former Congress rule in the state.

In a statement here, BJP state president Ato Yepthomi said it was the previous Congress-led government in Orissa, headed by former Chief Minister Giridhar Gomang, which first passed the Anti-Conversion Bill and alleged that the recent violence against Christians in the state was an outcome of the Bill.

The BJP condemned the violence against the minorities in Orissa and Assam and regretted that the UPA government at the Centre did not have the political will to impose President's Rule in the two states.

Mr Ato also appealed to his Orissa counterpart to ensure safety of the minority Christians and extend all support to the victims.

Congratulating the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh BJP units for their success in the elections, Mr Ato stated that the BJP's success was indicative of the NDA coming back to power at the Centre.

''People have realised that the BJP is the only party which can bring development and provide security to the people,'' Mr Ato claimed.

UNI

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