A day after the devastating fire that razed Nagaland chief minister’s (CM) 48-year old official bungalow in Kohima, various organizations and political parties have expressed their sympathy to the incumbent CM Neiphiu Rio, his family, staff and residents of the bungalow.
PHED minister: Minister PHED Nagaland Dr. Nangshi K. Ao has expressed shock over the inferno that broke out at the chief minister’s residence Tuesday evening. Extending deepest sympathies to the CM, family, staff and residents for the “hardship and inconveniences” borne by them, Dr. Ngangshi expressed hope that “things” could be restored to normalcy at the earliest.
Naga Hoho: Naga Hoho, while expressing its sympathy to the CM and his family during their “traumatic time”, stated it was demoralizing to note that the fire incident broke out due to short circuit of power line. The Hoho also stated it was “quite discouraging to see the poor performance” of fire services, who managed to douse off the fire after nearly three hours with the help of the paramilitary forces. It asked the state government to visualize whether such disaster management training was being imparted to the personnel of the department of fire services in the state, updating them with technical know-how of latest technology and aids used by the fire tenders.
Chi citizens: Chief angh and Chi Village Council chairman, on behalf of the citizens of Chi expressed sadness over the news of the fire incident which razed the official residence of chief minister of Nagaland. Chi village conveyed its solidarity and prayers of empathy to the CM.
MVC: Mangmetong Village Council (MVC) stated it was saddened to hear about the fire incident that has razed the official residence of chief minister Neiphiu Rio on the night of February 8. Council expressed its sympathy to the CM and family members.
Catholic community: The Diocese of Kohima has lamented the fire incident that affected Nagaland CM and his family members on Tuesday. Expressing its sympathy, the Diocese of Kohima assured “prayerful support” of the Catholic community to the CM and his family at their time of grief.
NPF Kohima division: NPF Kohima division has conveyed sympathy to the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, family, staff and residents over the fire incident that occurred at the chief minister’s official residence on February 8. NPF Kohima division also thanked all who helped in bringing the fire under control.
Meanwhile, Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides, Nagaland Taxi Services Association Dimapur, NPF 5-Ghaspani-11 A/C, Kohima Aor Telongjem (KAT), Nagaland Government Registered Class-1 Contractors’ Union (NGRC-1 CU) have conveyed their sympathy to the chief minister, his family, staff and residents of CM’s official residence over the fire incident that occurred on February 8.