Dimapur, 16 April (MTNews): Addressing a mass rally held today in the Supermarket area, Dimapur, Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Randeep Surjewala launched a scathing attack on the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), rebranding it as the “No Direction Propaganda Party.”

Congress leaders during the public rally in Dimapur on 16 April 2024

Surjewala, who also serves as the General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC), minced no words as he criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), dubbing it as the “Bahut Joti Party.”

“They are a recipe for doom,” said the MP referring to the NDPP-BJP alliance.

Highlighting the NDPP’s slogan of “Election for Solution,” Surjewala accused the party of failing to live up to its promises. “They have the CM, 2 Deputy CMs, PM and Parliament with them, why can’t they find a solution?” he asked.

Surjewala took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s purported conversations with Sonia Gandhi in 2015 after the signing of the Framework Agreement. He said Modi called Sonia Gandhi “excitedly” saying “we have done the deal and it will be implemented tomorrow.”

Surjewala then asked, “Modiji, it is 2024 now; where is the implementation? Nothing has happened from 2015 till 2024. Where is the implementation of Framework Agreement?”

Drawing attention to the Framework Agreement and the issue of Free Movement Regime with Myanmar, Surjewala emphasized the need for strong representation in parliament, suggesting that only certain individuals, like Supongmeren Jamir, could effectively advocate for the rights of the Naga people.

Challenging the NDPP’s stance on important issues like the Free Movement Regime affecting the Naga people, Surjewala questioned whether the party could adequately protect the interests of Nagaland without compromising on essential freedoms.

Earlier, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge was scheduled to address the gathering; however, according to party officials, Kharge had a sudden onset of fever. Consequently, Surjewala took charge of leading the rally in support of Supongmeren Jamir.


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