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Nagaland polls contest between Nagas, outside forces: NPF chief

IANS  |  Kohima 

Nagaland's ruling chief on Monday said the February 27 assembly election is not just a contest between political parties to form a government, but between outside forces and the force of the

"Many tall Naga leaders succumbing to power and money would soon land the into great trouble if they are voted to power," he said at an election rally here.

Drumming up support for his party candidate (Logus) at Tseminyu town, the former warned that a day would come when the whole will suffer and their identity might perish if they do not realize what force is penetrating into their land.

"The 2018 (assembly) election is so much unlike the other elections, and that it is a selection between the destruction or preservation of the Naga people and their identity," Liezietsu said.

Noting that in the 15 year rule of Naga People's Front-led government, many achievements have taken place, he however said that the outgoing 12th Assembly saw the greatest crisis in the history of and this crisis had developed due to some "corrupt" and "power-mongering" leaders.

However, he maintained that many of these leaders were dropped from the and were denied party ticket, with only 17 of 48 legislators in the outgoing house fielded again.

"As promised, the NPF have fielded fresh, capable and winnableleaders who have concern for the uplift of the Naga people," he told the gathering.

Reminding the electorates that during elections many political parties come up with "tall promises in their manifestos just to lure the voters, Liezietsu, however, said that the NPF manifesto is "written on a pragmatic way which is achievable and is purely for the development of the people and the state".

Noting that the newly-floated Nationalist is yet to be recognized by the and the rest were all national parties, the questioned which partybelongs to the Naga people and which party can really with work the Naga people, and asked every individual to use their wisdom and decide accordingly in the coming election.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:26 IST
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