DIMAPUR, AUGUST 3 (MExN): The war of words continues between the ruling NDPP and the opposition NPF as the latter issued a statement today stating that NDPP has failed to address the pertinent issues raised by the opposition for the welfare of the Naga public.
While welcoming the constitution of the Staff Selection Board, the NPF said the ruling party must “not go overboard exaggerating to score some political brownie points.” It reminded that setting up of NSSB was put in motion by the DAN-III government under TR Zeliang then Chief Minister of Nagaland, during the latter part of 2017. It further accused the present government of attempting to regularise the service of those contract employees who haven’t even put in their joining report.
On the instability during the previous NPF regime, it asked the NDPP to “spill the truth as to who engineered all the chaos and camping that took place.”
“Incessant attempts were made to bring about discord and disunity and tear down the democratically elected NPF led DAN-III,” the NPF alleged.
“Initiating camps in personal resorts and properties against the wishes of the elected members and yet when it failed, he tried to sneak back in to the party fold but the wisdom of the Party President saw the trickery and refused to assure him the party ticket which hit him like a thunderbolt thus making him jump across to the NDPP in whose camp he always had one foot as his backup. The incumbent CM and the NDPP party have no moral justification to accuse others of what happened which is of your own doing,” it added.
While touting the previous “opposition-less government” under TR Zeliang, the NPF said that the time taken for assembly session was drastically cut short as there was consensus and unity amongst the members both within and without the floor of the Assembly.
“This Unity and Leadership brought about mega projects in the road sector to the State which was non-existent during the regime of the incumbent. In the Indo-Naga Political Issue, the DAN-III under TR Zeliang was able to bring about the historic Framework Agreement signed on 3rd August 2015 and continued to make huge strides by bringing all the negotiating groups to the table,” it claimed.
It also responded to the NDPP’s statement that the NPF President should not stoop so low as to attack the ruling party’s media team. The NPF said that a previous statement of the NDPP had said that “the statements of the NDPP are not the words of just a few individuals but an expression of the views and opinions of the entire rank and file of the NDPP as a political Party”.
“So isn’t it safe to assume that when the President speaks against the Media team of the NDPP, he is against the entire rank and file of the NDPP as a political party and not against just a few individuals,” it questioned.
“If the NDPP led PDA Government is in a confused state and cannot deliver justice to the welfare of its people then they should humbly step down from the chair on moral ground,” it added.