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NPF refutes Cong allegation
Kohima, Feb 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Feb. 2009 1:34 AM IST
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The NPF has rejected the Congress charges that Kejong Chang and Aloh Wangham both of who resigned from the Congress and the House after being lured with cash and further promises to develop their respective constituencies by the DAN government as “unfounded allegations”. NPF general secretary K.G. Kenye was responding to the allegation by the CLP on Sunday that the former MLAs resigned from the Assembly and the Congress Party after the DAN government paid each a sum of Rs 5 crore besides another installment of Rs 5 crore each to contest the by-elections and assurances to develop their constituencies KG Kenye in a release Monday said the two former Congress MLAs, Kejong Chang and Aloh Wangham, had made a wise decision to leave a “divided house” which lacked any political direction or relevant agenda for the Naga people. He also said the duo upheld the real essence of true leadership in the interest of the people and made a commendable sacrifice for the welfare of their areas in particular and Nagas in general. In deciding to join the NPF, the two have become a part of what he called time tested stable political organization led by a “visionary and splendid leader” like Neiphiu Rio and under the matured leadership of NPF president Dr Shürhozelie. Describing the recent turn of events as a massive blow to the Congress camp in Nagaland, the NPF stated that the developments were on expected lines as the “leadership imbroglio” plagued both the CLP and NPCC from the day one of their tenure. Blaming the Congress leadership factor that compelled the two to leave its fold, Kenye said the Congress restructured their fort by dumping the old guards after crying foul over the previous leadership for the debacle in the last Assembly election and undertook a confidence building measure through numerous publicity stunts. However, he said all the exercises boomeranged and have come to nothing. He said this time also , the onus seemed to rested on the leadership as has rightly been pointed out by some the Congress’ own ACC (I) leaders. “Maybe retrospection should replace the blame game after all,” the NPF stated. The NPF general secretary also explained that the party’ commitment to advocate peaceful and amicable solution to the “Indo-Naga” political issue had been the greatest single alluring agenda which influenced the leaders and the public alike over the years. “It has become imperative for the people to be decisive and more proactive towards achieving this end,” he said. While welcoming the two former Congress MLAs to its fold for their “exemplary role” in the greater interest and welfare of the people, Kenye said his party’s doors were “wide open” to those who subscribed to the policies of a peaceful negotiated settlement with sustainable all-round development. Meanwhile, in a separate release, the DAN Coordination Committee asserted that the two former Congress MLAs had every constitutional right to resign as they “were not comfortable with the Congress Party and lost all hope of the party coming back to power”. The release issued by DAN Coordination Committee member secretary Vedayi Nyekha also defended the action of the duo saying they had done no wrong and neither violated any constitutional provisions by resigning from the Assembly and the Congress Party. Nyekha further reiterated that neither the DAN government nor any party were to be blamed or held responsible for their resignations. The NPF in another release issued by its press and media affairs press secretary/convenor, Abu Metha rejected the Congress allegations as “totally baseless” and “without any iota of truth”. The release said the Congress made the allegations to mislead the people whereas the party itself was embroiled in bribery scams. “Why is the Congress accusing others of bribery when it is yet to wash away the scars of the ‘cash for MPs’ scam in Parliament which included Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland,” the NPF asked. Dismissing the allegations that certain constituencies have been deprived of development, the NPF asserted that the DAN government was committed to accelerated development all over the state irrespective of any consideration or political affiliation.

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