Swearing ceremony of Kuki National Assembly-NEI central cabinets held

NE India president and former minister Jainson Haokip said that the party will contest in seven assembly constituencies and promote other candidates in another three assembly constituencies in the upcoming election .


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The Kuki National Assembly (KNA-NEI) organised a swearing ceremony of the party's central cabinets from Churachnadpur, Saikot and Henglep assembly constituencies led by its NE India president and former minister Jainson Haokip.

On the occasion, Haokip said that KNA-NEI, which is a lone Kuki political party, was established in 1946 and by 1974 it got involved in electoral politics and so far had seven MLAs and six MDCs from different pockets of the state, recognised as a political party by Election Commission of India.

He said that by 1995, the symbol of the party was no longer allowed in the assembly as it could not be maintained by the party due to defection or discord among the Kukis.

It is the only political party of the Kukis that needs to be supported as it has its roots in the Kuki tradition and Christianity instead of backing the mainland political party like BJP which promote Hinduism and try to subjugate the Christians and Muslims by abrogating the term secularism in the Indian Constitution, said Haokip.

He continued that in the coming election of 2022, the party will contest in seven assembly constituencies and promote other candidates in another three assembly constituencies calling for unity.

In the brief ceremony at Thingkangphai village, the KNA-NEI president administered oaths of the seven cabinet members of the party. 

First Published:Sept. 26, 2021, 12:27 a.m.

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