The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) claimed that its adversaries had been “extensively” using the petition filed by an activist against it with the Election Commission of India.
Activist Zeneisiile Ate Loucii had filed a petition late last year and again earlier this year, accusing at least 13 members of the ruling NDPP, including their top brass, of filing false affidavits with the Commission. Her petition urged the Commission to de-register the NDPP as a political party.
The NDPP was registered as a political party on October 13, 2017, and the ECI recognized it as a ‘state party’ of Nagaland on December 13, 2017 with the globe as its party symbol.
On Sunday (July 22, 2018), the party issued a lengthy statement to give the factual information as it felt there has been some misinformation in the public domain regarding the petition filed with the ECI against it.