NPCC president K Therie addresses the public meeting on September 13 in Mokokchung Town.
Mokokchung, September 13 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) held its District Tour Programme Public Meeting in Mokokchung Town today, which was attended by public as well as the village councils of Ungma, Khensa and Mokokchung.
K. Therie, president NPCC said the tour was undertaken to spread the message of dangers of communalism, corruption and misgovernance. BJP’s Hindutva agenda, he said, has created a religious divide not only in the nation but also distanced foreign nations for their persecution of Christians and other minority communities across the nation. “BJP’s growing intolerance is resulting in deaths across the nation coupled with cow vigilantes and other pro-BJP vigilante groups,” he added, according to a press release from Media Cell, NPCC.
Therie further said instead of formulating progressive economic policies for economic growth of the nation and uplift of the common people’s economy, the BJP government is relying on generating revenue by taxing the common people. With dwindling revenue generation from international trade and in order to cushion the economic blunder of demonetization, Modi is lifting subsidies on petroleum products, while also levying high tax rates, Therie claimed. Reminding that NPCC is national in outlook but regional in content as enshrined in the 10-point Modalities, Therie appreciated the Ao community for producing great leaders who have led the Nagas. He said stalwarts will be called on duty to contest and appealed to Mokokchung district to elect Members who can voice for the Nagas in the assembly as well as in the nation.
Speaking on the 15 years of NPF led DAN government’s “misgovernance”, Therie said another mandate to NPF will give them approval of corruption and misgovernance to further ruin the state.
He appealed to the people of the district to read the Election Manifestoes of political parties to understand their policies and programmes. He also urged to make a wise decision to vote clean candidates to the assembly who will provide a “clean and God-fearing government” which will deliver to the people. Therie appealed to the youth in particular to heed the voice of elders and vote consciously for each vote cast counts. Congress, he assured, can bring a change desired by the people, adding the party is open to forming alliance with anyone except the BJP.
Also addressing the birth centenary programme of Indira Gandhi, Therie recounted how she held six rounds of talks with Naga leaders on the Indo-Naga issue at the prime ministerial level. The NPCC leader said Congress believes solution is possible and that the party stands by the resolution of NNO, the forerunner of the Congress, taken at Pfütsero in 1972, to “endeavour to solve the political problem through peaceful and constitutional means.” Accusing the BJP of buying time, Therie said if it brings a solution acceptable to the people, then even the Congress will support such solution, the release said.
Former minister and NPCC president I Imkong in his address said the Congress party has been secular since Independence days promoting unity in diversity and bringing progressive growth to the nation. On the other hand, he said, BJP has brought destruction upon the nation citing accelerated unemployment levels in the last three years, demonetisation, poor GST implementation, religious intolerance and persecution of Christians and other minorities in the nations. He called for support to Clean Election Campaign and rooting out of BJP-RSS.
NPCC Working President P. Ayang Aonok recounted a brief history of the NPCC since the NNO days. NPF government’s “failures”, he alleged, have resulted in “no work culture, backdoor appointments, superannuation issue and a wrecked economy.”
Meanwhile, Jonathan Ao, general secretary, NPCC said NPF was voted to power with the mandate of the people, for which, welfare and development were expected. 15 years of “misrule”, he rued, is enough as the NPF has not even been able to maintain the basic amenities like roads, water, power supply, and PDS etc. He appealed to the gathering to give the Congress opportunity to deliver the desire of the people.