NDPP reacts to Dr. Shurho, Kenye’s remark

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/27/2019 11:41:53 AM IST

Reacting to NPF president Dr. Shurhozelie’s remark predicting NDPP’s downfall, the ruling party said that the octogenarian of the NPF party had suddenly woken up from a deep slumber since the whole state was witness to how the NDPP has been growing from strength to strength over the months. 

In a press note, NDPP media & communication committee expressed surprise that Dr. Shurhozelie has also become a fortune teller, apart from being a former chief minister and president of the NPF, 

While accusing NDPP of “greed and power mongering”, NDPP said Dr. Shurhozelie himself was only voicing his own morals and principles.

NDPP said the people of the state bore witness to the magnanimity of the members of the 12th House in making Dr. Liezietsu the chief minister without being elected. 

“What followed was a tenure rife with corruption, nepotism, tribalism not forgetting the greed for power,” NDPP alleged. 

NDPP said Dr. Shurhozelie had the audacity to appoint his own son as the advisor to CM. “If this does not spell nepotism, then what does?” the party questioned.

Despite majority of legislators revoking their support to his leadership, NDPP said the people saw how desperately Dr. Shurhozelie tried to cling on to the chair of the Chief Minister.

NDP said his promise to the MLAs that he would occupy the chair for only a few months in order for things to come back to normalcy and that he has retired from active politics, made a fool of everyone when he decided to contest the by-polls. “This is proof enough of his hunger for power since his intention was never to give up the chair, but to remain as CM,” it added. 

But today, NDPP said the very same person was accusing the ruling party of being greedy and power mongers, when it was him who was unceremoniously removed as CM by the Governor, since he refused to resign.

When a few of the NPF legislators have voiced their appreciation towards genuine development and progress in the state, NDPP said the NPF leadership instead accused them of anti-party activities and have even gone to the extent of filing disqualification petitions against some of them.

In such a scenario, it is a wonder as to who is on the brink of downfall. The NDPP or the NPF?, the NDPP wondered. 

Meanwhile, NDPP also expressed surprise at the statement Rajya Sabha MP and NPF secretary general, KG Kenye, proclaiming that NPF was lucky to have ruled the state for 15 successive years.

While note denying it, NDPP reminded Kenye as to who had made it possible for the Cock party to come to power thrice consecutively. 

“If Neiphiu Rio had not come to the rescue of the NPF in 2002-03, perhaps we would be reading a different story. The NPF as a responsible political party should be magnanimous enough to give credit where it is deserved,” NDPP stated.

On the claims that NPF was “approached through the back door the offer of power”, NDPP said Kenye should explain what he meant by back door since the NDPP and PDA always maintain an open-door policy, which is the front door. 

NDPP said Kenye was probably uttering what was going on in his mind and in his fantasy since the NDPP nor the alliance partners resorted to back door nor front door offer to the NPF at any time. 

In fact, the party said it was only a few months ago when the sensational revelation of how NPF legislators had decided to approach the NDPP to form a regional alliance in the state went viral on social media and other platforms. 

The NDPP is not a party that follows the policy of opportunism as has been the case of the NPF in the past, it added. 

Despite the opposition raising criticisms over the policies of the NDPP led PDA government, the NDPP said chose not to react, believing in the importance of the role of an opposition in a democratic system of government. 

However, it said NDPP will not remain mute when none other than the president of the NPF makes absurd allegations and predictions when it was well known that he was trying to unload his misdeeds on the NDPP, the PDA government and its leaders. 

NDPP said the party is confident that the people of the state will not be beguiled by the lies and fabricated statements of the NPF party and its leaders. 


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