NPF reacts to NDPP’s rejoinder

DIMAPUR, AUG 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/29/2018 11:43:11 AM IST

Terming NDPP’s reaction to the previous NPF government as “nonsensical”, media cell of NPF has advised the ruling PDA government to be more realistic in its approach and work for the people as it (NPF) was in no mood to continue with “paper wars”. In a press release, NPF explained that it was constrained respond to NDPP’s rejoinder, defending chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s Independence Day speech.

NPF said it was amazed to come across the lengthy rejoinder with little reference to PDA’s mis-governance, but pointing fingers at the previous NPF government.

NPF charged the ruling party of resorting to a blame game– instead of putting efforts in running the affairs of the State as per their commitments made to the public – whenever it was confronted with facts and its misdeed pointed out by the opposition party and people alike

Nonetheless, the opposition party reminded NDPP that NPF had ruled the State for the past 15 years and that the last four years had been exceptional in bringing peace and development to the State.

Stating that it was not obliged to clarify as its intention was merely to awaken the government of the day from its deep slumber and work for public interest, instead of seeking publicity, NPF urged NDPP to work like a ruling party for the people’s interest as their time might be short lived.

On NDPP pointing fingers at NPF regarding VIP culture, NPF clarified that it had raised the issue for the benefit of people as well as for government to save the State exchequer, alleging that the government had been randomly appointing “chamchas” and even awarding losing candidates with the ranks of cabinet minister, minister of state, adviser and chairmen to look after various departments.

The opposition party further alleged that the chief minister was fooling the Naga people by contradicting himself. It recalled that in early part of June this year, Rio had announced before the media at New Delhi that integration of Naga contiguous areas was not possible, even though his government had recently adopted a resolution in support of integration. 

NPF also asked the six-month-old PDA government to take into consideration the agitations of the public, civil societies, students and government employees before it was too late. NPF said Rio’s Independence Day speech indicated poor image of PDA government and that many points in the speech were misleading and visionless.


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