Kohima: The Nagaland unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has objected to a viral video clip where the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) Working President Huska Yepthomi allegedly called Modi a “liar.”
A release from the BJP state media cell said, “At no point of time did the Prime Minister make any utterances that could be misconstrued as lies. It came as a shock as to how a senior NPF leader could come up with such crazy idea as to hurl accusations against the Prime Minister of being a liar.”
The release said, Modi, in his address at Heingang of Imphal East in Manipur on February 22, had spoken on good governance and development taking place across the country under the BJP government at the centre.
He had referred to proper implementation of PDS through which free rations were delivered to the needy, free Covid vaccination, construction of 60,000 houses for the poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Manipur, railway connectivity to Jiribam (with a future plan to connect other parts of Imphal), improvement of roads through National Highways connecting Thailand and Myanmar among other issues.
He also spoke of better sports infrastructure, introduction of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Manipur and declaration of November 15 as National Tribal Day.
“The day dreaming speech made by Huska Yepthomi is very uncalled for; it only goes on to show his declining mental state,” the BJP said.
The BJP also clarified that the Prime Minister’s visit to the Vatican City and meeting the Pope had nothing to do with Huska’s allegations about vandalism of churches or displacement of Christian “brothers and sisters”.
The BJP appealed to citizens of both Nagaland and Manipur not to be swayed by the “depraved mentality” that loved to “play” with faith and religion for political gimmicks.