Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday termed the NPF as the party considered to be the ‘royal guard’ of the Naga people as it represents their identity.
Speaking at the day-long seminar of the Kohima division of NPF at the party central office in Kohima, Shürhozelie reminded the people that NPF, the second oldest regional political party in the country, was given birth when there was turmoil in the Naga soil.
“The NPF is to protect the Naga identity and to carry forward the aspiration of the Naga people for the early resolution of the Naga political problem. It has been the top most priority of the party,” he said.
Terming the party as not power monger but as a party to carry forward the Naga people, Shürhozelie said many present Naga leaders forgot the political history of the Naga people and run after money and power.
However, the NPF will always stand for the Naga political issue and preservation of the identity of the Naga people, he said. He added that many Naga leaders tried to form a regional party in the state only to contest the election without its roots and principle and disappeared, which is totally contradicting to the ideology and principle of the NPF party.
The NPF president called upon the NPF workers to remain firm to their principle and be committed to work for the welfare of the Naga people.
He also urged the party workers to put God at first and stand with the truth, stating that the NPF was founded to protect and preserve the Naga people.
NPF secretary general and Rajya Sabha MP K G Kenye said the NPF is the only regional party registered with the Election Commission of India that mentioned the name ‘Naga’ which signifies the Naga people and their identity.