Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Before the voting for the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has suffered a major setback in Nagaland. Contrary to the Citizenship Amendment Bill, at least 37 members resigned from the party on Monday (April 8th). They say that the Hindutva ideology spread across the country is not being tolerated by Naga people. Members in the letter written to the state BJP chief said that they are resigning because they do not conform to the principles of the party, especially its ‘Hinduism’ policy.
Senior BJP leaders said that those who resigned belong to the Congress candidate KL Chishi faction. They claimed that these resignations will not affect the electoral results. State BJP chief Imna Along said, “Three leaders were executive members, but most of the resignations are from Junhiboto district, Congress candidates come from there.”
At the same time, Ananth Debwarma, vice president of the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), a BJP organization in
- Tripura, joined the Congress on Monday with many workers of the IPFT. A few days before joining the Debwarma Congress, the IPFT’s Vice Chairperson Kiritimohan Tripura, the young IPFT leader and her Belonia divisional chief Mrinal Tripura also joined the Congress on April 2 with 400 supporters of the IPFT. Earlier on March 19, the state BJP Vice-President Sobhal Bhowmick joined the Congress.
Debwarma, who was involved in the founding leaders of the IPFT, said that he joined the Congress because the tribal party leaders are living a chic life and failed to implement the demands of the native residents of the state who voted him. Debwarma said that he had sent his resignation to the IPFT President and Revenue Minister, NC Deoberma on Saturday.
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Many IPFT activists have also joined the Congress because they have given their assurance of fulfilling their demands. Elections for two Lok Sabha seats in Tripura will be held on April 11 and 18.