NPF to supports BJP in Manipur

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday said that his Naga People’s Front (NPF) would support the BJP to form the new government in Manipur.

“The NPF central office reiterates its stand to rid the region of the Congress party and pledges our support to any non-Congress coalition government in Manipur,” Shurhozelie said.

The NPF, which is the ruling party in Nagaland and a constituent of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance, has won four seats in Manipur and a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance government.

The ruling Congress ended up as the single-largest party with 28 seats – three short of a majority – in the hung 60-member Manipur assembly on Saturday, with the BJP ended second with 21.

Shurhozelie also congratulated the party rank and file in Nagaland and especially voters in Manipur, for ensuring the victory of four party candidates.