NE political parties to form a new forum

Regional political parties from the north-east have agreed to form North East Democratic Forum (NEDF), Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga said.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 20:11 PM IST

Aizawl: Regional political parties from
the north-east have agreed to form North East Democratic Forum
(NEDF), Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga said
here on Tuesday.

Speaking at a party meeting, Zoramthanga said that the
NEDF was formed with objectives to unitedly put pressure on
the corridors of power in Delhi.
"Around 30 leaders of the regional parties from the
north-eastern region formed the forum on Sunday last at the
residence of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma," he said
adding that the formation of the forum was mooted in a meeting
between himself, Sangma and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphu
Rio.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling also joined the
three leaders in forming the forum along with other regional
parties in all the states.

The official launched would be held on March 18 in
Guwahati.

PTI