Last Updated: February 20, 2023, 11:45 IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attain poll-bound Nagaland on Monday on a two-day go to.
Shah will tackle a rally in Mon round 3.30 pm, BJP candidate of the Mon Town seat Cheong Konyak instructed PTI.
“We expect a crowd of greater than 10,000,” he said.
Fourteen civilians, including six daily wagers working at a coal mine, were shot dead in a series of firings by security forces in Mon district in December 2021 in a botched anti-militancy operation, triggering a nationwide outrage.
Konyak said Shah will meet leaders of civil society organisations on Tuesday, though he did not specify which groups he will be meeting.
Another BJP functionary said leaders of organisations demanding ‘Frontier Nagaland’ state are scheduled to meet Shah during his two-day visit.
“We expect discussions on their demand for a separate state. But we don’t know any further details yet,” he added.
The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), which has been demanding a separate state of Frontier Nagaland comprising the six districts of Mon, Tuensang, Longleng, Kiphire, Shamatore and Noklak, had initially referred to as for a boycott of the polls as their demand was not met.
They later withdrew the decision following an attraction by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
In a press release, the ENPO additionally urged all residents to cooperate with the federal government for the elections, and never create any regulation and order issues.
Shah had lauded the choice by ENPO, saying it was an expression of belief in the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre.
The ENPO space has 20 seats in the 60-member Nagaland meeting.
Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, whereas the votes can be counted on March 2.
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