The lone Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from the state C.M Chang IAS (Retd.) on Thursday disclosed that being a Member of Parliament representing a small regional party; he gets very less chance to speak for the Nagas at the Parliament.
Describing the process of putting questions in the box for question hour in the parliament session, he added that other big parties get enough chances to raise their questions and points. However, being the sole member of the state and from a small party, the chance of speaking at the Parliament was very less, he said.
He went on to say “they get the respect because they are supporting the UPA government” and due to this, “they are facing problem after problem”.
CM Chang was exhorting the villagers during his maiden visit to Unger villagers under Mokokchung.
At the village, MP laid foundation stone for construction of a new Panchayat Hall before proceeding for a public meeting which was attended by a host of dignitaries, officials, party workers besides the villagers.
Delivering his speech at the meeting, he recalled how Unger village and his native village Noksen maintained a cordial relationship and unity from their forefathers’ time. Appreciating the values of friendship and bondage that was shared between the two villages, he called upon all to take the friendship as an example and try to follow the footsteps of the forefathers.
The MP, referring to laying of foundation stone for the new Panchayat asked the villagers as to how they plan to use the hall. He expressed hope that the hall should be used in such a way that good deeds that come out of this hall should be a blessing for generations to follow, “the hall should be used in such a way that it should be set as an example for the younger generation”, he added.
Earlier, in the program, short speeches were delivered by Imsunukshi, President NPF 22 Arkakong A/C. and N. Tsuknung Jamir. The program also witnessed presentation of various cultural items by different groups of the village.