NPF not a communal party, says MP Lorho
IMPHAL, 13th Sep: A reception ceremony for Tamenglong AC ex-MLA Khangthuanang Panmei, who has joined Naga People’s Front (NPF), was organised by NPF Manipur State at its Langol Tarung office on Friday wherein Lok Sabha MP (Outer) Dr Lorho S Pfoze; Tamei AC MLA Awangbow Newmai, who is also NPF Manipur president; Phungyar AC MLA K Leishiyo and party unit presidents attended.
Speaking at the event, Dr Lorho observed that Manipur is plagued with various issues which are yet to be settled but the state could maintain sustained growth and peace if there is better communication, understanding and co-operation amongst the different communities for which NPF is working.
He said that earlier NPF was projected as a political party which had been trying to disintegrate Manipur but the wrong perception has been cleared as the people have realised the key role being shouldered by the party in promoting and ensuring peace and development in the state.
He pointed that raking up regional issues in the Parliament by an MP of a national party usually faces hurdles due to certain factors including seeking consent of party high command but the situation is different for regional parties as their representatives could express and highlight issues concerning their region without any interference.
Claiming that the BJP government in the state formed by coalition of different political parties including NPF has ensured peace and tranquillity in its last two and half years of ruling, the MP asserted that it is high time to strengthen the regional party further so as to address and resolve grievances faced by regional people. He appealed to the people of different communities to shun hatred between each other and work collectively towards building a developed and peaceful state.