NPF accuses PDA govt of diverting funds

DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/2/2018 1:01:39 PM IST

War of words between NPF and NDPP has further intensified with the former now accusing NDPP-led PDA government of diverting public fund and deviating from issues of public importance. The opposition party also urged the ruling party’s members to identify and evaluate issues at hand instead of misleading general public with sugar-coated statements in media and idolising the government in every possible manner.

In a rejoinder issued to the media by its press bureau, NPF asked NDPP to stop whining and start working on its tall promises made to people of the State at the onset of PDA government. 

According to the opposition party, since NDPP could not perform its duties in a way a responsible political party was expected to, its poor performance and false commitment to the people could not be further concealed, no matter how much clarification was issued through the media. It also termed the ruling party’s rejoinder on Saturday as yet another version of its desperate attack on NPF with an abrupt zeal to teach the party on usage of terminologies. 

However, the rejoinder cautioned NDPP that the opposition party was not in a classroom to learn vocabulary and grammar. Asserting that it found ridiculous the way the ruling party was trying to cover up its callous actions by justifying them, NPF pointed out that appointments made randomly, including kith and kin of highest bidders, as a way of connecting with the grassroots was not doing justice to the toiling masses of Nagaland.

The opposition party said it also found NDPP’s justification that these appointments posed no additional burden to the State exchequer malicious. Moreover, these random appointments undermined the capability of the duly elected 34 MLAs in the PDA government, it stressed.

NPF also appreciated NDPP for finally accepting NPF’s four-year regime marred by one crisis after another at the behest of those who were presently running affairs of the State. It also expressed its gratitude to the ruling party for acknowledging NPF as the oldest regional political party in Nagaland and the Northeast.

Stating that it found no reason to apologise to the ruling party for apparently using a particular vocabulary that had upset them, the opposition party asked NDPP to instead start focusing on providing roads and helping rain-affected people in the State.  

Scoffing at the statement of NDPP that it would conduct its affairs with responsibility and respect the feelings of people, NPF asked NDPP to remind its government to get real for once and start working for people-based issues, instead of playing games.

As a responsible political party, NPF said it would continue to raise issues of concern, adding it was for NDPP-led PDA government to decide as to whether it should articulate and justify its actions in public interest or allow its media & communication cell to play the role of an English teacher while continuing to issue statements in media.

NPF reminded the ruling party that in any democratic system, it was duty bound for the opposition to point out misdeeds of the government and that this out to be responded by the government through action, instead of resorting to “worthless debates and paper war”.


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