Will Bring Transparency in Governance: Neiphiu Rio

Glen Norman
March 6, 2018

Using this defining moment, the Party's revolutionary vanguardism will also be put to praxis with the outcome of ultimate national liberation. "Good for Northeast, good for India", Kiren Rijiju, a federal minister, said on Saturday. In 2013 the BJP contested 50 seats and in all its candidates except one lost deposits and it could not win a single seat and it was zero.

Mounting pressure on its electoral ally BJP, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) today said that it would support the new government from outside if it was not given "respectable" positions in the ministry. This, the party narrowly avoided in the aftermath of the 1996 parliamentary elections (sic) when the question of allowing then former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu to become prime minister was turned down by the Politburo. BJP made him the convener of the North East Democratic alliance (NEDA) formed to bring all the non-Congress parties under the NDA umbrella and it has paid off spectacularly for the party once only known for its existence in the Hindi belt.

After the results, lone Independent elected candidate Tongpang Ozukum and lone JD (U) elected candidate G Kaito Aye have supported the BJP-NDPP alliance.

The bitter truth that BJP, being an incumbent, lost the Rajasthan bypolls and that too to its arch-rival, Congress, does not present a rosy picture with the general election right around the corner. The party has also requested Chief Minister T R Zeliang to resign from his post and pave way for the NDPP-BJP combine to take charge. With both NPF and NDPP staking claim to forming the government, is Nagaland headed for another round of instability like in last 5 years?

But in three years Mrs.Gandhi played up Charan Singh first to smash the Janata Party organizational set up into fragments and in 1980 smashed all the Janata Party Government at the Centre and States and recaptured power with much more strength.

The Northeast, which borders Myanmar, Bangladesh and China, represents about eight per cent of India's land area and is home to four per cent its population of 1.3 billion. In a most hurried way Mr.Jaya Prakash Narayan united nearly all the opposition parties into Janata Party and routed the Congress Government of Mrs.Indira Gandhi at the Centre and later also in states.

While Congress leaders claim off the record that a severe cash crunch is one of their biggest constraints, it simply can not be an excuse for a party that ruled New Delhi for two terms in the immediate past, apart from its legacy since independence. The BJP and its allies already rule Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, while the Congress is in power in Mizoram.

Newly elected MLAs of the BJP and its ally IPFT will meet in the State Capital Agartala on March 6 to elect their leader, said State BJP president Biplab Deb there on Sunday.

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