BJP defending corruption of NPF-led DAN govt: Congress
KOHIMA, AUGUST 13
THE Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today said the State BJP president Dr. M Chuba Ao accusing the previous UPA government of giving step motherly treatment to Nagaland and blaming the 13th Finance Commission for the current financial crisis faced by the State is an empty rhetoric to defend the massive corruption perpetrated by the NPF-led DAN government during the past 11 years in power.
“By blindly defending the corrupt activities of the NPF government, the state BJP president has openly contradicted himself when he had earlier stated that NDA government had made it very clear that it will not tolerate corruption at the cost of common people,” stated a release issued by NPCC Media Cell.
It alleged that the massive deficit figures of Rs 1252.45 crore presently incurred by the State is the prominent legacy of the NPF government blatantly emptying the State treasury without any signs of development over the past decade despite the Congress-led UPA government sanctioning hundreds and thousands of crores especially through various central flagship schemes.
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Moreover, the state BJP urging the DAN –III government to discharge its duty in timely submission of utilization certificates and judicious utilization of funds has come late in the day when they preferred to remain a silent spectator during the last 11 years for reasons best known to them, it said.
“If the BJP wants to parrot the language of its regional partner (NPF) in blaming everything on the previous Congress-led UPA government for all the problems faced by the State, then it exposes their limited capability and thinking process in addressing pertinent issues destroyed by corruption at all levels,” the Congress said.
The BJP would certainly miss an opportunity to take the high moral ground if the corrupt deeds of the NPF government running into thousands of crores becomes a non issue, the Congress said adding that rewarding the present NPF government with an additional financial package even after a decade of blatant misdeeds and corruption will only prove that the BJP patronizes corruption to cling on to power at all costs.
The Congress maintained that despite 11 years of massive corruption perpetrated by the NPF government, if the state BJP sees nothing wrong in it, then without wasting much time in blaming the Congress, they (BJP) should rather concentrate on convincing their bosses in Delhi to sanction generous amount of financial package that will once again give an opportunity for the immensely greedy and corrupt leaders of the NPF government to further consolidate their wealth and spare a few crumbs for its allies desperately salivating at the prospects of sharing the spoils.