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Attempts to divide DAN will not succeed: Imchen

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By EMN Updated: May 14, 2014 1:36 am
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Principal Correspondent
KOHIMA, MAY 13

MINISTER for Health and Family Welfare and senior NPF legislator Imkong L. Imchen today said the attempts of some people to create division within the DAN family will not succeed.
Reacting on the present development over the transition of power after Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio remits his office while interacting with media persons at his chamber in Secretariat, Imchen said, “We are having an open mind of consultation and sharing of opinion between the NPF legislators and DAN partners.”
Moreover, he said the NPF central office has also given necessary instruction to the party members not to create any unwanted situation in regard to this transition and therefore, everything is expected to fall in line in a spirit of cooperation and give and take.
“Some section of the people may be interested to see disunity and infighting within the DAN family but their interest and expectation will not succeed,” he maintained.
Meanwhile, reacting to a news item on former Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir appearing in a local news paper recently. Imchen said, “I was hurt on the market talks regarding Alemtemshi being implicated in the new transition of power in the event of Neiphiu Rio demitting the office of the Chief Minister. He said Alemtemshi was unnecessarily implicated for the candidature of Minister for PHE Noke Wangnao.
“As a matter of fact many succeeding governments have utilised the wisdom and expertise of former chief secretaries or for that matter retired government bureaucrats in various departments,” he said adding that many have refused such offer to work in the government but still many of them have graciously accepted the government’s offer in different capacities to help the government.
“After all as former chief secretaries of the State, they know and came across many critical problem and issues and handled such things in line with the laid down rules and procedures,” he stated.
In the recent case, Imchen said, “I see no wrong if his services are requested by the government because he was not only a head of the state bureaucracy but also a bonafide Naga citizen.”
But, he said, yet there is no such move from any corner to implicate his name and questioning his integrity is totally unjustified. “One’s image should not be tarnished unnecessarily or without facts, because such action does not help anybody but can only aggravate the situation,” he added.

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By EMN Updated: May 14, 2014 1:36:47 am