DIMAPUR, April 4 - The Opposition Naga People�s Front (NPF) has said it had decided to support the Congress in the Lok Sabha election in Nagaland for the sake of the future generation.
�The party has joined hands with the Congress to defend future generations,� NPF president Sh�rhozelie Liezietsu said while addressing the consultative meeting of Kohima division of the party at its office in Kohima on Wednesday, a party press release said on Thursday.
Making a clarion call to the Naga people to vote for their future, the NPF president said, �We should not regret for voting against the wishes of our future generation.�
Sh�rhozelie said the NPF decided not to field its candidate in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections to prevent division of secular votes so as to ensure defeat of the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate.
He said together with secular forces they would defeat the NDPP candidate.
Clarifying on NPF�s 15 years alliance with BJP, he said the BJP never dictated to the NPF when it was with the saffron party. However, the BJP after coming to power at the Centre slowly began to �intrude into our people�s freedom� and when they could not bargain with NPF party, the BJP settled down with NDPP, Sh�rhozelie said.
Referring to the seven rebel NPF MLAs who extended support the NDPP Lok Sabha candidate, the party president cautioned that they cannot escape from the law. He maintained that unless they returned to the party within the stipulated time, disciplinary action would be initiated against them, which would cost them greatly, including their career.