BJP unaware about former MP promoting NPF

The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday made it clear that the party was ignorant about former MP Tapir Gao`s alleged role in promotion of Naga People`s Front in Arunachal Pradesh.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013, 12:24 PM IST

Itanagar: The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday made it clear that the party was ignorant about former MP Tapir Gao`s alleged role in promotion of Naga People`s Front in Arunachal Pradesh.

Reacting to the allegation by Students` Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) that Gao had a role in promotion of the Naga political party in Arunachal Pradesh, the party in a statement clarified that it was unaware of Gao`s role in connection with the said allegation.

"The party was in alliance with NPF in the last Assembly Elections in Nagaland but not with the Arunachal Pradesh state BJP," the party said.

"Neither the party has taken up the issue of any political alliance with NPF in the state nor did it discuss the issue in any party forum.

"The allegation revolving around Tapir Gao is totally unknown to the state BJP and the party has nothing to do with it," the release said.

Earlier, Gao had rubbished allegations levelled against him as "baseless and unfounded".

PTI