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JD(U) to contest Nagaland assembly poll

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The JD(U) will contest the assembly due this year, a top said but did not mention the number of seats for which it will put up candidates.

JD(U) K C said that party and is very keen to campaign in and is looking forward to it.

He did not elaborate to how many seats JD(U) will contest since the polling date is yet to be announced by the Commission.

The tenure of the present assembly ends on March 13.

The decision by the party to contest the poll in the north eastern state under the leadership of N S N Lotha, the JD(U) convenor and former of Naga Students Federation, was taken at a consultative meeting of JD(U) Nagaland here during the day, said.

The JD(U) slogan of the will be 'development for Naga people', told a press conference here.

Although, sufficient fund had been granted by the central to the successive governments yet the progress and developments on the ground are very dismal, he said and vowed that JD(U) would endeavor to fulfill its objective by bringing down the corruption to its lowest ebb.

If voted to power, JD(U) is determined to utilize the funds judiciously for all round development of Nagaland , he added.

Lotha claimed that some of the have contacted JD(U) seeking ticket but refused to divulge the names. A retired bureaucrat who had served as OSD to former had formally joined the party and would be a contestant in the poll.

He said that the JD(U) would review its alliance with the Democratic Alliance Nagaland(DAN) which compromises NPF, BJP, NCP and JD(U).

Meanwhile, the JD(U) state unit will stage a sit-in at the in in the last week of January to highlight the issues facing Nagaland in particular and the north east in general, party sources said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 20:10 IST