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Accept or reject Rio joining communal forces: NPCC

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By EMN Updated: Mar 23, 2014 1:26 am
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Dimapur, March 22

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]agaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) said the coming Lok Sabha elections has presented a crucial choice before the people of Nagaland to either accept or reject Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, and his party (NPF) joining hands with communal BJP to chart his escape route from the state after 11 years of rampant misrule.
A press statement issued by NPCC Media Cell said the people are at liberty to question the forays of the NPF into the political landscape of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh with crores of money meant for development of the state.“The ongoing agitation by the SSA teachers who are without salary for the past four months, the ultimatum served by various service/employees associations, the unavailability of school text books for government schools, downgrading of 129 GHS, deplorable conditions of roads across the state and non accessibility to basic amenities like regular power supply, clean drinking water, medical and health care facilities by majority of the populace does not seem to even prick the conscience of Chief Minister and the NPF government who have become immune to the cries of the people and are more concerned with their political adventures in neighbouring states,” NPCC statement alleged.
It went on the stated that despite assurances from the central BJP leaders, who had supposedly adopted a resolution to solve the Naga political issue, NPCC said the people must understand that the BJPs approach to bring solution to the vexed Naga political issue would be to simply scrap Article 371 (A) and put the state at par with other states without any special dispensation presently enjoyed under the said article. It said Nagaland can expect nothing better when the same yardstick becomes applicable, after J&K state loses the special status under Article 370.
Meanwhile, NPCC has condemned the statement of NPF president Dr. Shurhozelie, wherein he was quoted stating that some senior Nagaland Congress leaders have extended their support to Rio. NPCC has dared Dr. Shurhozelie to publicly name the Congress leaders and further advised to refrain from uttering cheap and malicious propaganda.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 23, 2014 1:26:22 am