State Cong argue case for PR

Dimapur, December 29 (MExN): The Congress in Nagaland has reportedly circulated a document that has given several reasons for the imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland. The document, which could not be verified till the time of filing this news report, has reportedly been submitted to union ministers and Central leaders including senior Congress functionaries in New Delhi arguing the case for imposing President’s Rule in the State. According to a copy of the document made available to the press, it states that the DAN government has completely failed to protect the life and property of its subjects and cited the violation of ceasefire ground rules by both the NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K). It also states that ceasefire agreements between the Government of India and three underground groups of Nagaland “have freed over 4000 sophisticated weapons” and that “factional war in towns and villages and killing amongst themselves and the civilians, destroying public properties by way of burning villages…” are evidences before the Governor to impose President’s Rule. Besides, it mentions the assassination attempt on Goa Governor Dr SC Jamir on November 24 and the ban imposed by the NSCN (IM) on Jamir’s entry into Nagaland. The document states that this is in violation of Article 19, 20 and 21 of the constitution.

The document also points out the extortions and collection of commissions by the three factions from all the 850 DDO of the State government besides from contractors and business houses. It also pointed out the unauthorized, forced so-called “house-tax” and tax on all essential commodities and items, taxes on vehicles, transportation as evidences before the Governor.

It mentions that underground organisations have taken lot of preparation for the forthcoming elections adding that the NSCN-IM has decided to support like minded leaders whichever party they may be from to form a coalition state government. It predicts that the underground group has identified certain Congress candidates to stop them from winning. It predicts that this will reduce the Congress to about 20 in the House of 60. The objective of the NSCN-IM is to form a coalition government and a weak government so as to remain in control, the document states.