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Nagaland BJP to review alliance with DAN
 DIMAPUR, Nov 1 - Following removal of its MLA Mmhonlumo Kikon as Parliamentary Secretary by TR Zeliang-led DAN government, the Nagaland unit of BJP has decided to review its alliance with DAN coalition in the State.

Expressing great displeasure and strong resentment over what it called “unceremonious dismissal” of Kikon from the post of Parliamentary Secretary, Labour and Employment and Skill Development, the BJP Nagaland expressed unhappiness with the DAN, of which it is a partner, for such “arbitrary decision”.

BJP Nagaland spokesman Yanghose Sangtam, in a release, informed that the State BJP held a meeting at party head office at Dimapur on Monday and reviewed the recent development. The party also described the statement of State BJP leader Johny Rengma, which appeared in local dailies, as “non-official” and “unauthorized” for which it should not be held responsible. “His statement is purely his individual opinion,” the release added.

Kikok, the BJP legislator from Bhandari constituency in Wokha district, was on October 28 stripped off of his portfolio as the Parliamentary Secretary by the TR Zeliang-led government.

Announcing the decision through a curt 30-word order, Cabinet Secretary RB Thong informed that the Chief Minister of Nagaland was “pleased” to order the removal of the Parliamentary Secretary concerned from his position “with immediate effect”. No further explanation/information was provided.

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