NDPP slams NPP’s ‘misinformation, personalized attacks’

DIMAPUR, JUN 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/6/2020 1:15:38 PM IST

Reacting to National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland unit’s scathing attack on the state government through an open representation to chief minister, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Saturday said the representation was “packed with negative criticism, misinformation and personalised attacks”, which it described was “totally unbecoming of a responsible political party”.

NDPP said that the NPP, instead of appreciating the good works of all agencies working tirelessly for the people, had tried to politicise the pandemic  crisis in the “most irresponsible manner”.
It said that NPP leaders were “obviously unaware” of the various activities of the state government and the tremendous efforts being made by the government machineries. NDPP said it was a time to motivate and encourage each other and not try to gain cheap political mileage by making “unfounded allegations and making personalised attacks in irresponsible manner.” NDPP asserted that the state cabinet and chief minister were consulting health experts, senior doctors and experienced administrators in overcoming the challenges. 
Describing NPP unit leaders as the “high flying leaders”, NDPP reminded them to understand that the present global situation was a crisis of many layers. “While it is a medical crisis, it is also a humanitarian and logistical emergency that touches so many unforeseen sectors,” NDPP said, adding that all those sectors needed to be approached with reasonability keeping in mind ground realities.
NDPP advised NPP leaders to look inwards and self-introspect instead of making wild allegations, which had “no basis, nor any content.” Further, it urged NPP leaders to first consider if it was “ethically and morally right for the head of educational institutions, especially schools, to be political activists, leave alone being political party leaders.” NDPP termed as “unfortunate” that certain leaders on one hand were running educational institutions, which mould young minds, and on the other hand, making polarising statements that were unfounded and unbecoming of responsible citizens. 
NDPP, therefore condemned and rejected the demand of NPP for the leadership of the PDA government to step down. It maintained that PDA government and its leaders were democratically mandated and were running the affairs of the State on the basis of people’s mandate “unlike the NPP in Nagaland, of which the less said the better.” NPP leaders in Nagaland, the party said needed to understand the grassroots and not be driven by social media posts of “fake conmen and fugitives on the run who are afraid to legally face the law.”
Asserting that consultations with stakeholders, engagements with tribal leaders and NGOs in decision making and collective responsibility had been the mantra of PDA government, the NDPP has, therefore, requested NPP leaders to refrain from its attempts of polarisation and make attempts to be better informed before “making a fool of themselves in the eyes of the public.”
It affirmed that PDA government would not leave any stone unturned in its efforts to serve the people with commitment and dedication.  NDPP said the party and the government trust that the people were intelligent enough not to be swayed by “few unmandated and highflying persons living in their own paradise.”

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