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Nagaland Congress rejects NPCC chief�s resignation

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, March 11 - Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) executive committee on Sunday informed that it has outrightly rejected the offer of resignation by K Therie as NPCC president.

In a press release, NPCC general secretary Capt GK Zhimomi also informed that the Executive Committee resolved to request the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to �kindly honour� its decision until proper accountability is fixed on factors responsible for the election debacle.

NPCC clarified that Therie offered his resignation by owning full moral responsibility for the recent election debacle during the NPCC executive committee meeting held in Kohima on March 10.

However, the news being circulated and published about the resignation of Therie as NPCC chief has caused much confusion with some local dailies even going to the extent of writing a political obituary for NPCC, the release stated.

�It was very unfortunate that what was published in a section of local dailies and also circulated on social media platforms was just one side of the story,� the NPCC added.

According to reports, since the AICC directly appointed Therie his resignation cannot be channelised through NPCC and he has to submit his resignation to the AICC.

Congress had put up 18 candidates but drew a blank in the recent Assembly elections in the State. Initially, the party released a list of 23 candidates. However, five candidates withdrew their candidature citing shortage of fund to contest the election.

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