Kohima: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday appointed its national office bearers where three from the Northeas — Mmhonlumo Kikon, Chuba Ao and Dilip Saiki — were appointed as BJP national spokesperson, national vice-president, and national general secretary, repectively.
Nagaland legislator Mmhonlumo Kikon, who is the adviser IT, Science & Technology, NRE, was appointed as one of the national spokespersons along with 22 others.
Chuba Ao, former president of BJP Nagaland state unit, was appointed as national vice-president along with 11 others. Assam politician Dilip Saikia, was appointed as general secretary along with seven others.
The BJP Nagaland State Unit congratulated both Ao and Kikon. “Both leaders have been doing commendable work for the upliftment of the BJP in Nagaland and for the people in their various capacities over the years,” the party said.
The BJP Nagaland state unit said that it is “immensely proud of its two dynamic and capable leaders who have been given due recognition by the Central BJP leadership”.
It also acknowledged Jagat Prakash Nadda, national president of the BJP, and the central team for appointing two leaders from Nagaland to top posts at the national level.
The BJP Nagaland state unit assured its fullest cooperation for the progress of the BJP under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National President BJP JP Nadda, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The chief ministers of both states took to Twitter to congratulate the leaders.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio wrote: “Congratulations to Shri M. Chuba Ao and Shri @MmhonlumoKikon on being appointed National Vice President and National Spokesperson of @BJP4India, respectively. I wish you both a successful tenure”.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal also took to Twitter saying: “Heartiest congratulations to MP Shri @DilipSaikia4Bjp on being appointed National General Secretary of @BJP4India. May you continue your dedicated service to the nation and continue to strengthen the party at the grassroots”.