Morung Express News
Kohima | June 29
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday broke his silence over the June 16 letter from Governor RN Ravi which was widely circulated in the social media. “We are not surprised,” he said while maintaining that the Governor is equally concerned about the peace and development in the state.
Addressing media persons after the Cabinet meeting held today, at his office chamber, Rio said the letter was written on June 16, following which the Cabinet had a meeting with the Governor on June 19 at Raj Bhavan.
Rio informed that the meeting scheduled on June 20 was preponed to June 19 during which Ravi re-read the letter to the members while Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton who holds the charge of Home, briefed the Governor on the law and order status of the state.
According to Rio, he along with other members of the Cabinet including Ministers Kaito Aye, Temjen Imna Along, Neiba Kronu and Jacob Zhimomi, also apprised the Governor covering all the issues during the meeting.
Rio said the government will re-submit its findings in written to the Governor, who had also brought to light some issues in the various departments.
The Chief Minister viewed that the law and order situation in the state today, has tremendously improved as compared to pre-ceasefire in the 60s and late 90s. Asserting the same, Rio pointed out that the State of Nagaland was awarded the ‘Best Performing Small State in Law and Order’ for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019 by The India Today Group State of the States survey, and said “the award speaks volume. I don’t need to say anything more.”