Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor SC Jamir today refuted BJP's allegation of campaigning for Nagaland Assembly election and termed it as a conjecture.
In a clarification to a national media, the Governor maintained that he has not violated the code of conduct and described the accusations by the saffron party's Nagaland unit as 'cheap and immature.'
Urging the Election Commission to find out the truth behind the allegations, the five-time former Nagaland Chief Minister who is presently in his hometown, Mokokchung stated that his visit to the state just before the Assembly polls is purely 'coincidental.'
Earlier the BJP unit of Nagaland along with its ally for the upcoming elections, the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) moved the Election Commission alleging Jamir of campaigning for the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) and Congress candidates.
In a statement to the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, the saffron party stated 'the state BJP strongly protests his involvement in the electioneering process as he is supposed to maintain neutrality as per the
Constitution of India. The Governor should uphold the integrity and respect the Governor’s office.'
It is worthwhile to mention that Jamir's son C Apok Jamir is presently contesting as NPF candidate from Mokokchung. Three north-eastern states Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura are gearing up for polls in the end of February 2018.