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Congress rebuts opposition claims on disunity
Published on 27 Sep. 2009 12:21 AM IST
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Congress has rebutted the disunity reports in the party emerging from opponents’ camps stating that opponents were making false propaganda to create rift and division within the Congress. Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) officials who are on a tour of the state rubbished the claims of opponents and maintained that congress in Nagaland was as strong as ever and that there was not an iota of truth in whatever was claimed by the opponents. K V Pusa, president of NPCC Pusa slammed the propaganda stating that till today no one has challenged the leadership of the party in Nagaland, but admitted that as a responsible pro-people political party sometimes opinions and views differed just for the sake of the people’s welfare. He urged people not to be carried away by rumours and propaganda unleashed by the opponents and anti-people’s elements. Nillo Rengma, Vice President of NPCC also dismissed reports of disunity in the party and maintained that leadership of NPCC and CLP were strong and united. He said PCC president Pusa and CLP leader Chingwang Konyak were capable of leading the party with zeal. “Both NPCC and CLP are intact and doing fine” Rengma said. He said unlike the NPF where Neiphiu Rio was “a one man show”, Congress was a mass based party. “Without Rio there will be no NPF” the PCC leader told the party meeting at Peren. Former minister and member of PCC, Khutovi Sumi and former MLA and member PCC, Yankithang Lotha also rebutted reports of disunity in the party stating that Congress is a seasoned political party and also a party which is for the grassroots level. Congress leaders also pulled up DAN government for alleged gross mis-utilization of public funds, pro-people welfare schemes and centrally sponsored schemes and took a dig at the state government for misuse of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), non-supply of essential commodities under civil supplies to the people, total negligence of road sector etc. According NPCC statement, PCC president, Pusa would meet Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and other top central leaders and brief them of his tour of Nagaland, about misuse of public funds by state government and desire and aspiration of Naga people for early solution to the Naga political problem. Meanwhile, congress in Peren has demanded completion of black topping of road from Shoxuvi to Mhainamtsi village under Jalukie sub-division, old Jalukie to Peren town, implementation of NREGS and implementation of sanitation scheme in Peren district under WATSAN by PHED.

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