Naga People's Front holds beef fest in protest against ‘partisan’ governor

The festival was held at the NPF central office at Kohima hours after chief minister TR Zeliang had proved his majority in the House by winning the floor test 47-11.

Published: 23rd July 2017 09:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2017 10:46 AM   |  A+A-

Naga People’s Front (NPF) workers hold a beef festival at the NPF central office at Kohima in Nagaland on Friday | Express

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GUWAHATI: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Nagaland on Friday lodged their protest against the ‘partisan’ governor PB Acharya by holding a beef fest and extended a sarcastc invite to the the governor too.

The festival was held at the NPF central office at Kohima hours after chief minister TR Zeliang had proved his majority in the House by winning the floor test 47-11.  “To celebrate your latest political coup, and to mark the severance of ties with your political party, the BJP, we are organising a beef feast (Your Excellency knows Nagas are voracious meat eaters) this evening and would like to take this opportunity to invite you to cancel some of your not-so-official engagements in political scheming and to come and join us for dinner at the NPF central office,” the NPF youth wing said in a statement.

Mocking the governor further, the statement said, “Your Excellency has been terribly busy in the last few days breaking all democratic norms, playing politics and installing BJP-friendly government in the state. You have forgotten that the office of the governor should be apolitical, (but you) have been acting as the leader of the dissident NPF group.

Your attempts to cloak your political decisions with some semblance of legality are transparent and the nakedness of it all is most repulsive and loathsome”. The NPF youth wing was livid with Acharya for allegedly turning a blind eye “to a monumental travesty of democracy where a member (Zeliang) of the Assembly, who was expelled from the NPF for six years, has been accepted as the chief whip of the very party from which he was expelled”. 

The governor had first riled a section of NPF leaders by directing former CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the House.

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