PDA govt must resign: NPF

DIMAPUR, JULY 6 (MExN): In response to the NDPP’s rejoinder on July 5, the NPF today issued a statement saying that “the question of NPF making an attempt to mar the cordial relationship between the present PDA Government and the Governor does not arise.” 

It further stated that the PDA government has “no moral right” to continue in office. 

“It is already a forgone conclusion that the Governor does not trust the present government as there is no semblance of governance. Not only the Governor but even the general public have no hope and confidence whatsoever on this PDA government,” the NPF press bureau stated.

It meanwhile questioned what contribution the PDA government made with regard to the Framework Agreement and statement of “conclusion of political talks on October 31, 2019.” 

“The Framework Agreement was signed during the time of NPF-led-DAN Government and furthermore, the NPF delegation comprising of NPF Legislature Wing and the Party leaders led by the Leader of the NPF Legislature Wing, TR Zeliang camped at New Delhi for almost two weeks and closely kept in touch with the NSCN (IM) and the NNPGS during the last round of negotiations which was successfully concluded on October 31, 2019,” the NPF claimed. 

The opposition termed it amusing that the PDA and NDPP is “attempting to take shelter on these two significant political events without an iota of contribution from their end.”

It also countered the government’s statement on facilities provided to returnees to the State as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Isn’t it hilarious to claim that the returnees are provided with good care when there are thousands of complaints from almost all the quarantine centres?” the NPF questioned. 

The NPF claimed that despite the reconstitution of the State Co-ordination Committee on COVID-19, “the situation has only worsened and the way the government handled the Jalukie episode is a total failure and inefficiency to tackle the present pandemic.”

The NPF reasoned that the present government has “no moral right to continue in office even for a day and therefore they must resign on moral ground.”