BJP offers free trip to Jerusalem for Nagaland Christians

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Source told The Morung Express that discussion was also on with Janata Dal (United) for pre-poll alliance but the outcome was yet to be confirmed at the time of filling this report.

"The intention of the NDPP of seat sharing with the BJP is nothing but just to get into power at the cost of the Naga people", Liezietsu at an election rally in support of state Minister Y. Vikheho Swu, who is seeking re-election from Pughoboto assembly constituency. "But with the JD (U), we are going to sit this evening and we are going to finalize".

The BJP's offer has been prepared in response to the Congress's manifesto, which too promises to send local population to Jerusalem at a subsidised cost. "There will not be a hung assembly". "NPF have not severed ties on them".

The NDPP will now contest 39 seats out of 40 and the BJP 20 seats, as per the parties' seat-sharing formula. "Though the rules do not say it, the justification for them can perhaps be traced to the direction of the Supreme Court, which passed an order to frame guidelines to prevent animals from being smuggled out of India for the Gadhimai Festival held in Nepal, where largescale animal sacrifice takes places, and to Bangladesh", JA Lyngdoh, vice-president of Meghalaya BJP was quoted as saying. "There is no problem".

When the issue came up in the month of July and August during the previous year, Zeliang said he had clarified that the case had nothing to do with the CMO and that it had nothing to do with the NSCN-K or any other agency.

Asserting that CMO has nothing to do with it, he said "They were summoned and they will go and explain their position".

An NIA official said the officials, including Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang's Officer on Special Duty, Ruokuovizo Chupno, had been asked to appear before the chief investigating officer Jasveer Singh in Guwahati on Thursday in the year-and-a-half-old case.

Zeliang said the state government had reported the matter to the home ministry that they (NIA) should go within the jurisdiction of their assignments and they should not go beyond the assignments.

"We didn't drive out BJP... they walked away".