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Nagaland’s ‘Rising People’s Party’ registered with ECI; becomes young political outfit in state

KOHIMA: The ‘Rising People’s Party’ — a Nagaland-based political party has been officially registered with the Election Commission of India (ECI) on June 7, 2021.

With its official registration, the Rising People’s Party has become the youngest political party of Nagaland.

The party members had a thanksgiving prayer over Zoom for the successful registration of the party on Monday.

For those who follow the local Northeast Indian news, the president of the new party — Joel Naga needs very little introduction.

Joel was one of the founding members of the Action Committee Against Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) — of which he became president later.

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“It is a relief actually as it has been 8-9 months since we applied,” Naga told InsideNE. “We intend to contest in the elections in 2023 so that we can bring about some positive change.”

“This party is representative of the aspirations of the Naga people for change. When we are talking about elections,

Naga also envisions that Nagaland will see a woman MLA through his party.

During that time, he reportedly helped expose pressing issues like fuel adulteration and backdoor appointments.

Talking about his new party to InsideNE, Joel said “Basically, we have to enter the system and change the system, that is the basic goal. Shouting from outside, nothing was changing. So the best way to change it is by joining active politics. That is our singular vision.”

With the state general elections due in February 2023, the party will hope to make inroads into Nagaland’s politics.

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