Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, the BJP’s election in charge for Nagaland, in an interview with The Hindu said that the BJP coming to power with a bigger share of seats in Nagaland is necessary for peace and economic development.
On seat adjustment during the upcoming elections Rijiju said that “We have not started the talks on seat adjustment, but we will definitely have a bigger share this time but we will not be unreasonable. During the elections in 2012, the BJP fought in very few seats, whereas in 2007 we won seven seats. An NDA government is absolutely necessary in Nagaland because the Congress that ruled the State for so long has failed miserably. The BJP coming to power with a bigger share of seats in Nagaland is necessary for peace and economic development.”
On beef ban issue, Rijiju said “Even if they [Congress] raise these issues, we will not allow them to deflect people’s minds from the real issues. India has different regions with different characteristics, habits, culture and background. We must be sensitive to the sentiments of people in different regions”
“Who has imposed anything? There are elements in this country who would keep trying to break India for their electoral benefits, but we will not allow that. BJP will not allow the country to be broken up” said the minister of state for Home affairs.