Nagaland deputy chief minister Y Patton (second from left) and State BJP president Temjen Imna Along (second from right) and others during a press conference Credit: EastMojo Image

Kohima: Nagaland state BJP unit on Tuesday lauded the achievements and initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, as it commemorated the first anniversary of the Modi 2.0 government.

Addressing a press conference at the state BJP Office in Kohima, deputy chief minister Y Patton, who is also the BLP leader, recalled the initiatives and achievements of the Modi government including the “historic decisions” which include the declaration of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as two union territories, enacting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the Supreme Court verdict on the construction of Ram Mandir.

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Challenged with the battle against COVID-19, Patton highlighted that the Modi government has responded to the pandemic by dedicating 720 COVID-19 hospitals across the country by April, besides the launching of high tech Arogya Setu App, sending hydroxychloroquine drugs to over 120 countries, and so on.

He added that the party and its workers are determined to achieve the goal of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, towards building a self-reliant India and also ensured to continue the commitment to ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ in protecting and preserving the unity and integrity of the nation.

State BJP president and minister of higher & technical education, tribal affairs, said that during the month-long commemoration, the BJP Nagaland will be giving out at least 50,000 face masks and sanitizers to all 60 constituencies of Nagaland, reaching out to all people and not just the BJP party members.

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He announced that 100 virtual rallies will be held across the state, starting with the legislators, state officer bearers, state district presidents and various branches under the party. He further added that the letter of the prime minister will be translated in all Naga dialects, both in print and digital format, and will be widely circulated—to show greatness of the premier and gratitude to the people for trusting his leadership.The minister said that the party will continue to serve the people who are deprived due the COVID-19 pandemic including the stranded returnees and daily wage earners. He assured that the party will do its best to serve the people of Nagaland.

Adviser tourism, art and culture Khehovi said that as the world was not prepared for the pandemic, there has been confusion globally. He therefore requested all resident sof Nagaland to “spread love”. “No one is prepared for this. There may be shortfalls but let is forget and forgive. It is time that we need to cooperate with one another,” he added.

While most people are dependent on the state, he assured that the state government, with all its available resources is also trying its best to fight the pandemic and also improve the health care sector. “Let us forget about tribe and help each other fight and defeat this pandemic,” he concluded.

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