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Cong plank for central aid on employment

(From left) INC official candidate for 17th Chizami A/C, K. Therie; NPCC president K.V. Pusa, at Congress campaign rally at Chizami town, Wednesday. (NP)
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Published on 26 Mar. 2009 1:03 AM IST
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Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee president K.V Pusa Wednesday said employment problem was one of the main concerns of the Congress party and asserted that UPA government would seek to deliver opportunities of employment to all unemployed youth. While assuring the state party’s support to the UPA, Pusa said the voice of the local people needed to be heard in the parliament. In this regard, he urged the people to cast their votes for Asungba Sangtam to represent them in the parliament. He was speaking at Congress party campaign with INC candidate for 17th Chizami A/C, K. Therie and other Congress leaders at Chizami town Maintaining that UPA government had done commendable job in serving the people during its term, Pusa said DAN government had failed to deliver all the central schemes satisfactorily in the state. Alleging that various schemes had been misused by the DAN government, NPCC chief said NPF was leading the government with BJP, which he termed was a “communist party”. He also reminded the gathering that Congress was a secular party. Addressing the gathering of Congress supporters at Chizami town local ground, K.V. Pusa appealed the people to vote for K. Therie in the by-election and Asungba Sangtam in the Lok Sabha election. He assured that positive change would come if Congress comes to power. Pointing out that Therie was a strong leader, who stood for the right of the people, Pusa said “Chizami would be benefited if Therie comes to power”. INC official candidate for the state by-election from 17th Chizami, K. Therie said that he would dedicate himself in securing a negotiated settlement to resolve the political, human and economic problems faced in the state. He further assured that he would develop his constituency in fields of welfare, human resource development, infrastructure, economy, conservation of forests, etc. He also assured to serve the people with his best ability for the better future of Chizami and the Nagas. Therie also appealed to all sections of the society to facilitate free and fair election. Stating that Christian moral value and political morality were important factors in the election, Therie pointed out that some legislators had “reduced themselves to mere purchasable commodities in the open market for personal gain in disguise”. Maintaining that such action does not reflect well with Christian society, he asserted “I cannot allow my franchise to be sold out for a price nor a stake on the gambling tables.” He further stated that the present society needed strong assertive leaders who could participate in decision making process, defend community against exploitation. Therie also pointed out that Congress was a secular party and that it had no moral right to vote for communal alliance party and “torture Christian brothers and sisters”. He stated that Christians voting against Christians and its moral values do not reflect well the 100% Christian member of a legislature party state like Nagaland. During the rally, speeches were also delivered by CLP Leader, Chingwang Konyak, Joshua, MLA, Tokheho Sumi, election in-charge, Phek district, Sevotso, member NPCC and Mikha, president DCC Phek.

 
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