Nagaland Polls 2018: JD(U) all set to contest Assembly Elections

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  • Janta Dal(United) is all set to contest the Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018
  • The party has not declared the number of seats to contest on
  • Bihar CM is keen to campaign in Nagaland ahead of Assembly polls

Janta Dal(United) is all set to contest Nagaland assembly elections due next month. Though the party has not declared the number of seats they will contest on but the candidates of the party will be in the fray.

Nitish Kumar keen to campaign 

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar is keen to hold an election campaign in the poll-bound Nagaland. The party is all set to contest the elections due next month.

JD(U) secretary general KC Tyagi said that party President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is very keen to campaign in Nagaland and is looking forward to it.

As the elections are due next month, the tenure of the present assembly ends on March 13.

“The decision by the party to contest the poll in the northeastern state under the leadership of N S N Lotha, the JD(U) Nagaland convenor and former president of Naga Students Federation, was taken at a consultative meeting of JD(U) Nagaland here during the day,” Tyagi said.

The JD(U) slogan of the election will be ‘development for Naga people’, Tyagi told a press conference here.

Although, sufficient fund had been granted by the central government to the successive governments yet the progress and developments on the ground are very dismal, he said and vowed that JD(U) would endeavor to fulfill its objective by bringing down the corruption to its lowest.

Lotha also claimed that some of the sitting legislators have contacted JD(U) seeking ticket but refused to divulge the names. A retired bureaucrat who had served as OSD to former chief minister Neiphiu Rio had formally joined the party and would be a contestant in the poll.

Also Read: Nagaland: ACAUT demands postponement of polls and President’s Rule


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