In an interesting political development, the whole rank and file of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 22-Arkakong Mandal under Mokokchung district has resigned en bloc to join the National People’s Party (NPP) today. “It was a complete merger of all BJP supporters from 22 Arkakong AC into the NPP fold,” a representative of the NPP Mokokchung Unit told this newspaper. A program marking the merger of the BJP in the constituency with the NPP and declaration of the candidature of Nuklutoshi was held at Anümai Amphitheater, Chuchuyimlang village.


The entire set up of 22 Arkakong Mandal of BJP Mokokchung have dissolved en masse to join the NPP, Tuesday, February 7, Chuchuyimlang.


It may be mentioned here that the NPP is fielding Nuklutoshi, a former Nagaland minister, to contest in the 22-Arkakong assembly constituency in the general elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly scheduled for February 27. The former Minister was in the BJP and was in-charge of Mokokchung district who recently joined the NPP after he was denied the BJP ticket to contest in the ensuing general elections.


The NPP Mokokchung Unit claimed that Nuklutoshi has the “strongest position in the constituency” and that the supporters have promised their unwavering support to the candidate and to “fight till the end.”


22-Arkakong assembly constituency will witness a straight contest between Nuklutoshi and the incumbent MLA Imnatiba of the NDPP.


Mokokchung Times

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