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JD(U) to file lawsuit against NDPP
 DIMAPUR, July 13 - Nagaland unit of Janata Dal (United) has decided to file a lawsuit against Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) for failing to respond to its June 26 letter seeking clarification on the latter’s public claim of merger of the two parties.

Publicity and programme coordinator of the JD(U), Mohammad Nisar, in a release on Saturday, said a legal notice would be served through the party’s advocate shortly.

The NDPP, BJP, JDU and an Independent are alliance partners of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) Government in Nagaland. The JDU’s lone member in the State, Kaito Aye, is the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperation in the NDPP-led PDA Government.

Alleging that there is total confusion within the top ranks of NDPP, the JDU said NDPP president Chingwang Konyak clarified that there was a minor mistake in the party’s press statement. On the other hand, NDPP secretary general Abu Metha, in a WhatsApp reply to Nagaland JDU general secretary Kitoho S Rotokha, said there was no merger document with the ruling party, the release said.

This compelled the party to file the lawsuit, the release said. The JDU termed the “confusion” within the NDPP as a mockery of democracy and said it exposed its “deliberate and unethical action”. This is total disregard to established principles in the functioning of a recognised political party, the party said.

“The NDPP has intentionally exhibited their selfish poaching tactics without any reservation and respect to the well-being of other political parties,” the JDU said.

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