NPCC disapproves Tharoor’s remark

DIMAPUR, AUG 7 (NPN): | Publish Date: 8/8/2018 2:29:46 AM IST

 Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) said it disapproved Dr Shashi Tharoor’s “fleeting reference” to Naga headgear during a seminar in Kerala. The party, however, castigated BJP for allegedly choosing to ignore the “bigger issue” raised by Tharoor against PM Narendra Modi.

In a press note, media NPCC media cell said both the concern shown by BJP ministers and its central leaders, followed by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and some of his cabinet colleagues, and in trying to extract maximum political mileage were understandable. But equal concern should be shown to the plight of Nagas reeling under “miserable existence owing to 16 years of misrule perpetrated by the same set of leaders”, the party added. 

According to NPCC, the “hyper activism” of BJP and their “paid cohorts” would not wash away the “sins” of the State government that was fully responsible for the current state of crumbling infrastructure and a myriad of socio-economic problems.

NPCC said it expected the State government to deliver rather than indulge in “cherry picking at the behest of its communal masters in Delhi whose sinister agenda is slowly throttling the nation and its people”. 

MSK condemns: Malayali Samajam Kohima (MSK) also expressed shock and condemned the remarks by Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, Shashi Tharoor. 

In a press note, MSK president KM Geevarghese said: “We feel pity for Tharoor’s lack of knowledge on rich Naga heritage culture and its costume,” MSK said while urging the MP to withdraw his remarks and tender unconditional apology to the Nagas.



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