Post Mortem

Open letter to NPF president on upholding justice in NPF party

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/17/2020 12:40:24 PM IST


We the undersigned have been closely observing the dispensation of justice within the NPF Party ever since the CAB/CAA and the severing of ties with BJP in line with the CEC Resolutions that have been taken up by the NPF party. After in dept analysis and study, we have noticed serious discrepancies and injustice meted out to the former Secretary General and sitting M.P Rajya Sabha Mr. K. G. Kenye which led to his suspension from the Party.

As discipline party men in the grassroot level, we have silently endured and chosen not to drag this internal party matter to the public domain since it is an internal party affair. But unfortunately, the Central NPF Party has repeatedly dragged this issue to the street and time and again accused him as if on a witch-hunt and levelled several accusations, which according to us are baseless and unfounded.

On the contrary, we have identified that this entire drama has been staged for vested and vindictive personal motives and the Party is completely confused in this matter. Therefore we bring to your notice the following facts.

1. After the dismissal of NPF led  Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu’s  Government, an emergency meeting  comprised of CEC COB, Frontals, Divisional Presidents was convened on 18th July 2017 at 7.30 pm whereby a historic decision to sever ties with BJP after 40 years (since 1977) was resolved which was welcomed with a thunderous applause from all the members present in the meeting Hall. Following this historic resolution the NPF Party undertook a “Beef Festival” at State Academy Hall, Dharna outside Raj Bhavan which was followed by sit-in protest outside New Secretariat for about 2(two) weeks against the installation of the unconstitutional government headed by Mr. T. R Zeliang.

Whereas, after the above CEC resolution, no decision or resolution was adopted at any level i.e CEC or COB or Core Committee to support BJP led NDA Government at the Centre so, how has the NPF President Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu secretly extended Letter of Support to the BJP Government in Manipur State and the BJP Government at the National level Central Government which has been proved through his letter dated 20th of June 2019 (Annexure –I)

Therefore, by supporting the BJP again through his letter, the NPF Party is a part and responsible for all the policies of the BJP Government both in Manipur and at the Centre. Hence, this Letter of Support addressed to Mr. Om Birla, Hon’ble Speaker Lok Sabha is a clear violation of the CEC Resolution of 18th July 2017.

2. Whereas, in the reply of the Hon’ble MP Lok Sabha Dr. Lorho S.Pfoze to the Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) for his show Cause Notice at Serial No.4 has clearly stated that “ I may also mention here that on the 8th of October 2019, I along with 3(three) NPF MLAs called on Dr.Shürhozelie Liezietsu President Naga People’s Front at his residence to elicit his view on the CAB matter in the event of CAB being introduced in the forthcoming winter Session. He advised that if the bill was introduced without change in the likes of CAB 2016 the MPs should oppose such a bill vehemently. However, if the Bill should present exemption clause during the introduction in the House, and as NPF in Manipur is a coalition partner in the government and has a different situation, we may work out decision accordingly. And so the decision to vote” (Annexure –II)

In addition to the above, if violation to the CEC Resolution of 31-01-2019 is to be the basis for suspension of NPF Members then, the NPF Legislature Party Leader Mr.T.R Zeliang has also violated the stand of the Party which is clearly mentioned in Sl.No.5 of the same reply to the DAC from the Lok Sabha MP which also mentioned “Meanwhile, I am also aware of my party leader Shri. TR Zeliang having at some point given an interview with regards to the contentious Bill and has also given an opinion that if there are constitutional provisions for exemption of our areas of operation, then the NPF would support” 

Such being the stand, the NPF Party through its Press Bureau on 9th October 2019 in all local papers had heartily welcomed even the verbal declaration of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 5th October 2019 at Aizawl “that   a special clause would be incorporated into the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in order to protect the interest of the North East States particularly Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh”.

In line with these NPF Party stand, the two NPF MPs voted in favour of the new rectified CAB introduced in the Parliament on the 9th and 11th of December 2019 respectively as the new Bill exempted Nagaland and also incorporated the ILP into Citizenship Act of 1955 in the Constitution of India after 64 years.

Now, therefore the question is if (i) misguidance and (ii) violation of CEC Resolutions are the basis of suspending Ho’ble MP Rajya Sabha Mr. K.G.Kenye, then it is not him but President Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu and Leader of Opposition Mr.TR Zeliang who are found to have first out rightly misguided and violated the Party’s Resolutions.

Hence, the Injustice remains as to why the two NPF Members should not be applied the same yardstick and suspended from their Memberships also. But for reasons best known to the DAC and the President of NPF no action has been taken against them till today.

Therefore, the NPF 17th Chizami Area Unit strongly demanded that this being a fit case, the two NPF Members should also be suspended immediately to uphold justice within the NPF Party since no member is above the Party’s Constitution.

Povehu Chuzho, Vice President, NPF 17th Chizami A/C; Hürüda Rahuyi, President, NPF 17th Chizami A/C; Sapunyi Zholia, General Secretary, NPF 17th Chizami A/C; Welhipe Chiero, Vice President, NPF 17th Chizami A/C

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