The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) on June 25 welcomed the “official merger” of the Janata Dal (United), Nagaland unit with the ruling NDPP.
A press release from the NDPP media and communication committee stated that the Nagaland JD(U), under the leadership of state Agriculture Minister G Kaito Aye, along with the state executive members, office bearers and former candidates joined the ruling party in the presence of the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, NDPP President Chingwang Konyak and other senior leaders at Kohima.
“The members of the JD(U), led by minister Kaito decided to officially merge with the NDPP in order to strengthen the PDA government in Nagaland and also further uphold and expedite the ongoing framework agreement,” it stated.
With the “merger” of the JD(U), the NDPP expressed hope that “all confusions and rumours brought out by our political rivals will be put to rest since the PDA government in Nagaland is here for the long haul and will grow from strength to strength.”
It, meanwhile, said that the NDPP will “continue to provide the people with stability and good governance as we look forward to working hand in hand with the newly installed Government in New Delhi,” the release said.