Subsidised trip to holy land ticket to victory in Nagaland?
However, coming close on the heels of Nagaland Baptist Church Council’s statement against Hinduvta forces, whom the church accused of ‘invading’ the state, talks of a similar promise by
A BJP source admitted that the offer of free trips to Jerusalem was leaked from the election broadcast script of BJP which was submitted to All India Radio. “The party has not officially announced it, but the script must have leaked somehow,” said the source. All political parties, which are allotted time for AIR broadcasts, have to submit scripts of their speeches before recording so that AIR authorities can screen them.
BJP spokesperson in Nagaland James Vizo told TOI:
Nagaland Congress president K Therie was quick to point out that Congress made the promise of taking people to the Holy Land long before anyone else. “We took the decision in October and in January we got it approved by AICC and in February we announced it in our manifesto,” he told TOI. “But, parties (BJP) who are yet to bring out their manifesto are doing better than us by promises of trip to the Holy Land. People have turned a blind eye to our offer, which is subsidised travel exependiture.
Therie said the Church is very happy with the Congress’s offer. “On the other hand, the Church is not happy with BJP and its Hindutva. Congress is certain that the Jerusalem offer would turn the wind in its favour,” he added
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