Thursday, October 6, 2022

NPF rejoinder to RPP statement

Apropos a news item that appeared in the Nagaland Post, dated the 8th August, 2022 under the caption, ‘ NDPP has betrayed strong regional spirit of Naga people’ in which RPP leaders writes, ‘But with NPF rendered crippled and NDPP soon to be extinct, they observed that Nagas were entering an era of fear and confusion.’
While appreciating many of their other points, my attention has been drawn to their fear that Nagas are entering into an era of fear and confusion, because NPF was rendered crippled.
I am assuring them that NPF was never crippled at any time by anyone. Rather defection of 21 Honourable MLAs had removed ‘trust deficit’ in the Party that every step we take now is based on ‘full trust’ with assurances. Therefore, I would like to bring it to the kind notice of our RPP leaders as well as our Naga people in general that NPF is now planning to face the next election (if solution does not come) with new initiative and new vigour with more new faces, giving more attention to the younger generation. I admit that few party workers moved away along with the defectors but without impact. The party remains intact even down to the grass root level. With the Assembly election round the corner, time for number game among the political parties in the Assembly is over; but choosing the right people to represent the Naga people becomes more important.
I have full trust on the integrity of our people and I can also see that Naga people want a change and, therefore, Nagaland will never enter into an era of fear and confusion. And for that matter, all like-minded people should come together and do away with present day light robbery system and to provide a real ‘Welfare Government’ to our people. Naga people must realise the present wide gap of rich and poor creating class system in the Naga society. This is a very dangerous trend which must be removed at any cost, because we are born free in which all are equal. We believe that Almighty God will grant wisdom to the Naga people to make the right choice for our children.
Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, President, NPF