DIMAPUR, Nov 13 � Deciding to the bury the hatchet after months of acrimony, the BJP and Naga People�s Front (NPF) have resolved to further strengthen the ties between the two parties and work more closely in future for peace and development of Nagaland.
The decision was taken at a meeting in Kohima on November 9 where the BJP was represented by BJP Secretary (Organisation) and in-charge of Nagaland Prashant Arora and State BJP president Dr Chuba Ao. NPF president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu and Chief Minister TR Zeliang represented the NPF, a release from CMO said today.
Both the BJP and NPF while agreeing to keep aside all past differences, decided not to let any individual interest disturb the decade-old coalition and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the DAN Government.
The decision was endorsed by Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram when he called on Chief Minister TR Zeliang at his official residence in Kohima today. The Union Minister who held a brief closed door meeting with the CM was accompanied by BJP National Convener, Sampark Cell, Sunil Deodhar, Prashant Arora, Dr Chuba Ao, State BJP general secretary K James Vizo and others.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton brushed aside the rumours doing the rounds for change of leadership in the NPF-led DAN-III Government. The leadership of Chief Minister TR Zeliang and NPF president Dr Shurhozelie remain undisputed, he said today.