JP Nadda on Two-Day Visit to Nagaland, Emphasis on Preparations for Next Year’s Assembly Elections


BJP National President JP Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Nagaland from Thursday. There are assembly elections in the state next year. This visit of the National President of BJP is about blowing up the preparations for the assembly elections. During this visit, apart from holding public meetings for Nadda, several programs have been designed. He will also interact with party leaders and several intellectuals during his visit.

Nadda will be given a grand welcome in Dimapur as soon as he reaches the state on 15 September 2022. On Thursday afternoon, a public meeting has been organized at Old Refim in Tui Mandal of Wokha district. It is the home district of Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader YV Patton.

After the public meeting, Nadda will hold a meeting with the state officials from the state to the mandal level. It is believed that Nadda will issue guidelines regarding the assembly elections to be held in early 2023 during this period.

BJP President Nadda will also hold a separate meeting with BJP MLAs and the party’s lone Rajya Sabha MP in Nagaland.

JP Nadda will meet with CM

Nadda, along with state leaders, will meet Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio, who is also the president of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), for dinner. Both the leaders will discuss on strengthening the alliance. Both NDPP and BJP have already announced their alliance for the state elections.

Nadda will visit the Baptist Church in Kohima on September 16 followed by a meeting with around 1,800 prominent citizens and intellectuals in Dimapur. Nadda will also hold a meeting with the BJP core committee of the state.

Nagaland CM recently visited Delhi

This visit of the National President of BJP is taking place at a very important time. When BJP and NDPP will soon finalize the number of seats they will contest in next year’s assembly elections. The Nagaland Chief Minister had recently visited the national capital Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the pending Naga Accord issue. An 11-member delegation led by Rio met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday and sought a final solution to the decades-pending issue ahead of next year’s elections.

Significantly, elections to the 60-member Nagaland assembly are expected to be held in February 2023.