Arunachal CM campaigns for Congress in Nagaland

Itanagar, Feb.8 (ANI): With Nagaland going to assembly polls on February 23, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki campaigned for the Congress as a special envoy on February 6 and 7.

Besides campaigning in Mokokchung, he also attended a campaign rally addressed by UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Dimapur on Thursday.

He was accompanied by Luizinho Faleiro, AICC General Secretary and in-Charge Nagaland, and Nyamar Karbak, former Indian Youth Congress (IYC) General Secretary from Arunachal.

Arriving a day before Gandhi's campaign rally at Dimapur, Tuki addressed a party meeting of Nagaland CLP leaders, PCC members, heads of all frontal and organizational wings at the Dimapur District Congress Committee office.

He also formally released the Congress Manifesto for the state's assembly polls.

Addressing party leaders and workers, Tuki said the Congress is the only option for the state to bring in accelerated development along with peace.

"The North East has always enjoyed a special place and status bestowed by the Congress since the very beginning and specially has a soft corner in the hearts and minds of the Gandhi family," he pointed and called upon the party cadres to gear up and work together to bring INC to power.

Tuki urged INC leaders and members to win the hearts of the people to bring them closer to the party and repose confidence on it.

"We have selected most eligible and deserving candidates for the coming elections. We must ensure their victory so that Congress forms the next government in Nagaland," he added.

On Wednesday Tuki campaigned at Mokokchung and assessed the ground realities. He held an intensive meeting with party leaders besides having heart-to-heart talks with all ten contesting candidates of the INC from the district including former MP Opok Jamir.

He also oversaw the arrangements made for the visit and campaign rally of Mrs Gandhi before heading for Dimapur.

Mrs. Gandhi addressed a party rally at Mokokchung on Thursday morning and at Dimapur in the afternoon.

Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni accompanied Mrs Gandhi. (ANI)


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