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NPCC statement ‘inaccurate’: NPF
Published on 6 Apr. 2011 12:09 AM IST
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Naga people’s front (NPF), Tuesday termed as “inaccurate” the recent statement of the NPCC, which had dubbed the budget as a “ghost budget”.
NPF bureau through email, stated that budget was passed in the house after extensive deliberations and discussions in which every member of the opposition was given sufficient time and opportunity to express their views.
“The discussions and debates were appreciated by both the ruling and opposition benches,” the NPF bureau stated.
It maintained that after the conclusion of the debates, the chief minister gave government’s reply after which opposition led by leader of opposition “withdrew” all the cut motions since the CM had “satisfactorily” addressed all the concerns of the opposition.
“Apparently, the NPCC or the chairman of its media cell is unaware of these facts, which are known to even the common man,” said the NPF bureau.
The bureau also stated that full budget was tabled in the house on the advice of the planning commission of India, adding “this was approved by the business advisory committee (BAC) of the assembly, in which opposition MLAs are also members.”
“The NPCC media cell’s statements suggest that they are also unaware of these basic facts,” the bureau added.
The NPF claimed that one of the primary reasons why full budget was taken up was to ensure that development works continued smoothly without any delays contrary to allegation of NPPCC media cell.
When the NPCC media cell failed to understand these aspects, the NPF said it was not surprising that Congress was uttering “amusing statements” on the DAN’s support to the UPA in Delhi.
“Perhaps the media cell is exposing its jealousy on the DAN’s cordial relationship with the Centre,” the bureau further asserted.
On the matter of the payments of pensions to retired government employees, the NPF said government has clearly stated that appropriate fund provisions have been placed for disbursing of pensions in the budget, which it claimed clearly indicated that there were no “intentional hold ups” of any pension payments.
The bureau also pointed out that already more than 700 pension cases have been cleared and that government has assured not to delay clearing all pending cases “if documentations and clearances are in order.”
“The NPCC media cell is either ignorant of these facts or merely making wild allegations for the sake of rhetoric; failing to understand that they are making a fool of themselves in the eyes of the public,” stated the bureau.

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