DIMAPUR, Aug 28 - With an eye on the coming Nagaland Assembly elections scheduled early next year, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) is making all efforts to revive the prospects of the Congress in the State. Currently, the party does not have a single legislator in the State Assembly.
An NPCC team led by its president K Therie met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on August 21 and had an hour-long meeting that finalised the action strategies for 2018 Assembly elections, an NPCC press release stated today.
The State Congress announced that Rahul Gandhi would be coming to Nagaland in the later part of October this year to address a State-level convention to kick off the Assembly election campaign.
Rahul would be accompanied by former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and a senior Congress leader, the release said.
It also informed that the NPCC delegates had a series of meetings in Delhi to finalise strategies for the upcoming Assembly elections that is due in February/March 2018. On August 18, the delegates met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and had a discussion on the action plan prepared by NPCC.
The PCC delegates also met AICC treasurer Motilal Vora, AICC general secretary in charge of NE States Dr CP Joshi and secretary in charge of Nagaland Dr K Jayakumar to fine tune the action plan that incorporated the suggestions and directives of the Congress president, it stated.
The main theme of Congress will be to provide clean governance with zero tolerance towards corruption, the party said while reaffirming its commitment to defend freedom of faith, culture, customs, social practices and land. �We will not allow Nagaland to be destroyed by communal forces in connivance with regional forces as our ancestors were proud warriors and have paid with their life and blood to protect them,� the NPCC stated.