NPF asks NDPP to focus on governance

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/5/2018 11:39:49 AM IST

Accusing NDPP of being hell-bent on stealing media limelight on a daily basis through its press statements, NPF has asked the ruling party to focus on its job of governance.

In a rejoinder issued by its press bureau, the opposition party explained that it was constrained to issue the rejoinder following NDPP’s media statement published in the media on Wednesday. The party said it was crystal clear that the PDA government under Neiphiu Rio was utterly disillusioned with no priorities for economic development and hence venting of frustration through media.  According to NPF, the ruling coalition’s days were numbered with cracks emerging within alliance partners. And instead of going ballistic in a paper-war, it advised the PDA to use valuable energy on developmental in the interest of the general public.

Referring to Rio’s speech at the 74th Khonoma Rupfüno anniversary at Khonoma village that the State’s development was hampered due to disunity among Nagas, NPF remarked that unity or disunity was related to the Naga political issue only and not to development. It asked the government to not absolve itself from taking blame for its failure on the developmental front.

The opposition party also accused the chief minister of failing to keep his promise made during the last budget session of Nagaland Legislative Assembly that road repairs in the State, particularly in the district headquarters, would be completed in 30, 60 and 100 days respectively.

Reacting to the NDPP’s challenge of coming clear on TR Zeliang’s educational qualification, NPF claimed that the issue had already been settled by court, adding that the ruling party had been trying to resurrect the issue out of desperation, realising that Zeliang was chief minister-in-waiting.

Stating that the ruling party was raising the issue as it did not have any program for the people, NPF further asked NDPP to come clean on Rio’s BA Honours “fake” affidavit.

The opposition also termed the ruling party calling NPF “irrelevant” as “hilarious”. “In fact, PDA regime is progressing backward with instability and failed responsibility, while NPF is becoming more relevant as a very formidable force in the House of 60 members by playing a constructive role successfully and effectively,” the rejoinder asserted.


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