Union Minister of state for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is clear about ‘protecting at all cost’ the interest of the majority Christian people in Nagaland and also in other states.
Rijiju, said this while addressing an election rally in 59 Seyochung Sitimi Assembly constituency.
The Union Minister who is the party in-charge of Nagaland, has been spearheading BJP’s determined push to play an important role and no longer a minor player in Nagaland.
Rijiju pointed out that from the Chief Minister, ministers to the MLAs, ‘everyone is a Christian and Nagaland will be governed by the Nagas who are Christians’.
He reasserted that there was no question at all of imposing any other religion in Nagaland.
“Targeting the BJP on the basis of religion during the election was an indication of benefiting somebody,” he said adding that he had made a commitment in the Parliament, as a minister in-charge, that he would take full responsibility if there was any kind of atrocity against Christians.
He also pointed out that the BJP was ruling in Christian dominated states like Goa and Arunachal Pradesh and in alliance in a Muslim dominated state like Jammu & Kashmir.
Rijiju further maintained that BJP was mainly focussed on development.
He cautioned that spreading misinformation would benefit no one rather ruin the future of the younger generation.
He further reiterated that BJP was ready to work towards an amicable and permanent solution to the vexed Naga political issue in a determined way if it comes to power in Nagaland.