NDPP condemns ‘fake letters’

NDPP condemns ‘fake letters’
DIMAPUR, APR 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/6/2019 12:27:28 PM IST

In a clear case of fake news, social media was rife with forged letters purportedly signed by chief minister Nephiu Rio on opening a channel with Rahul Gandhi for a post-poll alliance (in the event Congress party comes to power). Another letter purportedly signed by chief minister Neiphiu Rio and NDPP president Chingwang Konyak, contained names of legislators from the opposition NPF, to be appointed as ministers and advisers. The letters were clearly meant to create political confusion just five days before polling to the Lok Sabha and by election on April 11. 

Reacting to the list, NDPP through it media and communication committee accused its “adversaries” of being responsible for preparing the letters with forged signatures of chief minister Neiphiu Rio and NDPP chief Chingwang Konyak.

NDPP in its statement condemned the adversaries who it said made the “false and fake documents”, with forged signatures to create confusion. According to NDPP, the adversaries of the party had prepared the so-called the letter titled “Top Confidential” addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi under the letter head of the chief minister with his forged signature, extending support to Rahul’s leadership in the event of government formation at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls.

In the letter titled “Top Confidential” dated March 28, which was also forwarded to the media, Rio referred to an alleged telephonic conversation with Rahul Gandhi for a post-poll alliance with Congress and to be part of a “secular government under Rahul’s leadership in the event of government formation at the Centre. 

The letter also stated that the coalition partners of the PDA have agreed in principle to forge such a post-poll alliance.

NDPP said the other “fake confidential letter” dated March 27, purportedly signed by Neiphiu Rio and Chingwang Konyak, claimed to be a plan to induct three NPF legislators as ministers and five NPF legislators as advisors. 

The list also includes two former NPP legislators as minister and advisor, who had recently merged with NDPP. 

According to the letter, all formalities were to be completed on or before May 23, 2019. The letter also claimed that the post of deputy chief minister (currently held by BJP’s Y. Patton) will cease to exist.

As per the document under the letter head of the NDPP party, the NPF legislators to be inducted as ministers included- Kuzholuzo (Azo) Neinu- Home and National Highways; C.L. John- Rural Development; E.E. Pangteang- Transport, Civil Aviation and Railways and Imnatiba (ex-NPP member)- Higher Education and Technical Education. 

The list also included advisors- Kejong Chang-home guards& civil defence, village guards; Eshak Konyak- Industries & Commerce and NIDC; Toyang C. Chang- IT, Science & Technology, NRE; N. Thongwang Konyak- Skill Development, Labour & Employment; B.S. Nganglang- Women & Child Development and L. Khumo (ex-NPP member)- existing portfolio with Tourism as additional portfolio.

Stating that the fake letters were “completely ridiculous” and deserved no explanation or any comments, NDPP said the frustration of the adversaries, due to total failure and desperation, have once again attempted to create confusion by creating such fake news.

This latest strategy of the adversaries has exposed the fact that they have completely run out of vision and political direction and have completely failed to provide any semblance of leadership, NDPP stated. 

The party said the matter will be handled in the most serious manner to initiate appropriate action as per the laws of the land. 

NDPP also said that the party will file a police complaint and ensure that such actions were punished in the most severe manner.


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