DIMAPUR, June 26 - After its thumping victory in recent Assam Assembly elections, the BJP is eyeing at Nagaland to form the government in the State after the 2018 Assembly elections.
BJP National Secretary, Minority in-charge and Nagaland in-charge, Farooq Khan, urged the party workers to take the opportunity of �strong party set up at the Centre� to achieve the dream of forming a BJP Government in Nagaland.
Addressing the second executive committee meeting of Nagaland unit of BJP in Mokokchung on Friday, he said if Nagaland�s BJP unit were to embark on a mission to form a BJP Government in the State, the party must ensure a strong �booth committee� at the grassroots.
He suggested organising different events and programmes like sports tournament, or cleanliness drive under Swachh Bharat Mission, etc., at Mandal level or district level so as to connect with the �booth level� workers. He said that the central BJP is there to extend all possible help.
�If you take one step, Delhi will be taking four steps. But the first step should come from you (Nagaland BJP),� said the BJP national secretary.
In its second State executive meeting, the State BJP adopted a resolution, among others, keeping in mind the Mission 2018 for the 13th Nagaland State Assembly election to provide a stable government to the people. It also welcomed all the leaders and supporters of various sections of the society to join the party and work for the uplift of the people in the State.
�We resolve to work towards forming a BJP-led government in Nagaland for the upcoming election 2018,� stated the Nagaland BJP unit. It also resolved to strive for eradication of corruption in all forms in society, make sincere effort towards having clean election to ensure that true democracy prevails.
The Nagaland BJP also resolved to support the �Act East Policy� and the infrastructure development of the Northeastern region being given a special focus by the BJP-led NDA Government and also the various pro-poor and innovative schemes being implemented by the BJP-led government.
It also resolved to urge upon the Union Government for early implementation of �already sanctioned� road projects in Nagaland and ensure the selection of Kohima under Smart City Project in the next phase of selection scheduled for June 30.
Calling for a honourable and acceptable settlement to the Naga political issue, the party stated that the BJP-led NDA Government has taken positive steps in this regard by entering into a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM) and expressed hope that a final settlement will be arrived at.