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NPCC slams DAN’s ‘report card’
Published on 4 Apr. 2009 12:32 AM IST
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Even as the DAN continued to harp ceaselessly on peace, prosperity and development in the state throughout its campaign, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has pointed out a number of their failed promises on various fronts calling it as “frequent farcical slogans.” NPCC said fiscal mismanagement at approximately Rs. 600 crore was the “report card” as well as the gift to Nagaland by the chief minister who also held the finance portfolio. NPCC member media cell, Dr. K. Hoshi reminded that the DAN, despite its election promise in 2003 to bring about solution to the vexed Naga political problem within three months of assuming power, the problem remained as static as ever. The Congress said DAN’s formula for solution has refused to take off and that lack of direction has weakened the position of the Nagas. The NPCC in a hard hitting statement also lashed out at DAN’s failure on law and order front and called it a “reign of terror.” It accused the DAN government of epitomizing Nagaland as “killings for ransom, factional killings, threat and intimidation, extortion and multiple illegal taxation, rape of all kinds including pregnant women and recent gang-rape, vehicle theft, booth-legging and illegal liquor, etc,” and said all these have become the order of the day. It said the threat on the SIT team probing into bogus appointments of teachers in education department was another indicator that the State’s law and order machinery has been usurped by parallel governments. The state Congress also said the protest closure of all business establishments in Kohima town on March 31 was the last proverbial straw for the business community that indicated people’s patience having run out. In terms of corruption, the NPCC said DAN’s poll plank – “transparency and accountability” has gone down the drain as corruption of all kinds and at all levels have gone beyond human comprehension. “DAN Government has become a Government of percentage cut and commission in all Government Supplies and Contract works, forcing multi-crore projects like Thermal Power project in Dimapur, etc to be abandoned,” the NPCC said. It accused the coalition of brushing aside even the diversion of centrally sponsored schemes as “on-going procedural matters” by none other than the chief minister. “Financial misappropriation of Rs. 21.43 crores in Horticulture department, Rs. 2.17 crores in Agriculture department, Rs. 44.17 Lakhs in Irrigation department, Rs. 19.92 lakhs in Education department, Rs. 195 crores for RGGSY, Rs. 2.70 crores cash recovered by Vigilance department in Chief Engineer’s house, the police project in Saijan, etc, etc. fails to prick the conscience of DAN leaders,” the NPCC said. Besides, the NPCC also accused the state government of thoroughly misusing funds in NREGS, NRHM, SSA, etc running into crores of rupees. It further said the Bharat Nirman program introduced by the UPA Government have been implemented in papers only. NPCC said the prevalent backdoor appointment against resultant vacancies from superannuation, death, voluntary retirement, nepotism and favoritism in recruitment of personnel in NAP, NPSC, etc spoke volumes about power abuse. It also slammed the DAN for failing to implement the 6th Pay Commission for government employees and also releasing the normal pay for the month of February till date. The NPCC also came down heavily on the DAN government’s “borrowing spree” from all available lending institutions like HUDCO, NABARD, LIC, GIC, REC, etc. It said the budget presentation of Rs. 1200 crores during the current financial year had nothing to offer to the State as almost everything would end up at Delhi with the consequence, “deducted at source by lending Institutions” Dwelling on the topic, “scams and frauds,” the NPCC said fraudulent drawal of pension bills, medical re-imbursement, etc were nothing new anymore under DAN’s regime. It alleged that appointment of excess teachers by forgery has emptied the budget of the Education department and paralyzed it as was evident from its inability to release the salary for the month of February. The NPCC went on to say that the pathetic road condition of the roads in the whole of the State, including the so-called best road in Nagaland, NH 39, collapse of bridges, miserable power supply, water supply, public distribution system in food and civil supplies, etc failed to blush the DAN government that blew its own trumpet on developments. It also accused the DAN’s “Above Poverty Line (APL)” party men and women of seizing 90% of Below Poverty Line (BPL) schemes under Public Distribution System (PDS). The state Congress ridiculed the DAN government’s condemnations against anti-Christian atrocities in the country saying that it continued to run the show with the Communal BJP (anti-Christian party). The NPCC said everyone knew how DAN’s political game of using cash, women and wine for political inducement has enslaved the entire set up in the society. “The list is endless,” the NPCC added.

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