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Nagaland Chief Minister has been contradicting himself : NPF

29 June 2018, Kohima



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Usually, a Political Party contradicts with its rival Party but in Nagaland, the Chief Minister has been contradicting himself during the past 3 months on the following issues:

1. On one hand, the Chief Minister announced that his Government will not oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 because Article 371(A) and ILP regulations provided safeguard to the Nagas whereas on the other hand, he maintained that his Government would oppose the Bill if any part of it went against the interest of the Nagas.

Reading between the lines, it is clearly evident that his contradictory statements reveals either his ignorance and thus, his indecisiveness on the matter or his compulsion to please the Central bigwigs at the cost of his people.

On the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, when should the Naga people oppose the Bill? Before the matter is placed in the floor of the Parliament or after the Bill is passed?

After passing the Bill or Act by both the House of Parliament, a single State cannot change or amend the Bill and as such, instead of confusing the people with his indecisive and contradictory statements, the Chief Minister must clearly spell out on what grounds his Government is supporting the said Bill.

2. It is totally wrong on the part of the current Chief minister to declare that Naga integration would be subjected to the agreement of the neighbouring States which was done to please his political masters and neighbouring States at the cost of the legitimate right of the Nagas.

As a matter of fact, we are not demanding Naga integration from our neighbouring States as they are the obstacle to the long standing demand of the Nagas. It is the duty of the Interlocuter who represents Government of India (GOI) to discuss with the concern States where Nagas have been living since time immemorial.

3. The Chief Minister stated during his interaction with the Press fraternity on 13 June outside State Civil Secretariat that Nagas living in India, spread across four states, should come together and settle the matter with the GOI while Myanmar Nagas (NSCN-K) should seek a separate settlement with Myanmar Government. NPF Party had questioned him then, as to where the Nagas of Nagaland within the NSCN-K would stand under such an arrangement.

He tried his best to backtract from what he had mentioned at the Press briefing. Today, he is inviting the NSCN-K to come back and resume ceasefire with the GOI which clearly portrays his contradicting approach. Inorder to shutdown his own controversial statement and bring confusions and misunderstandings to rest, the Chief Minister must apolozise before the Naga Political Groups and the Naga people at large.

4. In regard to cancellation of NDPP's registration, NPF has not filed any Petition before the Election Commission of India (ECI) as alleged by the Chief Minister. As a matter of fact, the matter came to light through the notice issued by ECI based on the Petition filed by Mrs. Zeneisiile Ate Loucii. He must spell out which Petitioner belonged to NPF Party. If there is any petitioner from the NPF Party, the Chief Minister must clearly identify the person instead of putting fabricated stories in public domain.

5. In regard to his 100 days commitment, the Chief Minister turned to blame the recently held Lok Sabha by-poll which was no other than his own creation. After somedays, he would surely blame the monsoon rain as if he is not aware of the rainy season in Nagaland.

Why is PDA Government silent on the confirmed Deficit figure of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the financial year 2013-14 and 2014-15 despite the request of Leader of Opposition, T.R Zeliang through letter No.LO/CORR/SPKR-2018 dated 27 March 2018 addressed to the Speaker, NLA.

Is this 'transparency and accountability' when his Government has failed to reply even to such a simple query?

Why has PDA Governemnt not disclosed the names of Contractors and the total amount allocated to respective District HQs. for renovations and filling of potholes under its infamous 60 days initiative? It is an insult and a mockery to the intelligence of the citizens of Nagaland.

Issued by:
Press Bureau,
Naga Poeple's Front,
Central Headquarters,
Kohima: Nagaland


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This Press Release was posted on June 30 2018

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