Kohima: Former Nagaland Chief Minister, veteran politician KL Chishi resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. Chishi, who had joined the saffron party last year, was annoyed by the BJP-led NDA government at the centre for their alleged insincerity in coming up with a solution to the Naga political problem.
In his resignation letter, Chishi wrote, “Assurance to solve Naga political issue by the BJP has rather changed into shifting to goalpost as per their convenience with promise of solution within 18 months turning into ‘election for solution’ and now ‘solution after election’. Insincerity and the lack of urgency have greatly harmed the aspirations of the people”. He further adds, “The flip-flop stand of PDA government in Nagaland on Citizenship Bill has only made matters worse. Moreover, the proposal for extension of ILP under BEFR, 1873 to cover the district of Dimapur lacks a certain political will.”
“The hallowed slogan of the BJP about development has crumbled while youths are facing major job crisis leading to proliferation of anti-social activities”.
“In view of these unaddressed issues that have put the state and its people under grave threat and BJP Nagaland playing second fiddle to nascent party NDPP (ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party), prolonging my association with the BJP has become untenable. I, therefore, submit my resignation from the membership of the BJP with immediate effect,”
K.L. Chishi was the founder chief of the Nationalist Democratic Movement party. He served as the Chief Minister of Nagaland in 1990 for 1 month following which he resigned from office. He was formerly a member of the INC, but in January 2018 he had defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party.