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CMO accuses NDPP leaders of ‘double standard politics’

By EMN Updated: Nov 05, 2017 11:18 pm

Dimapur, Nov. 5 (EMN): The chief minister’s office on Sunday accused NDPP leaders of indulging in “double-standard politics” when they termed the present government as the worst in Nagaland history during a meeting at Mokokchung.

A press release from the chief minister’s office stated that the statement of some NDPP leaders at the Mokokchung meeting “displayed clear solecism of their newly found political voice”. according to the statement: “…it would be a wise move on the part of NDPP to retract the statements from public domain to avoid repercussions, as NPF may not play second fiddle to NDPP neither in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Elections nor in the event an amicable solution to the protracted Indo-Naga issue is arrived at, though cordial relationship may continue”.

It stated that several NDPP leaders were “the top-boss of the DAN government at one point” and that their various assertions may be nothing more than political juggleries.  “Today, their Pandora box (sic) is in the custody of the government and may be opened on unwarranted accusations and therefore, instead of provoking the government, it will do more good by continuing to improve its policies, programmes and activities as a responsible political party”.

Instead of “cheap and ill-conceived political rhetoric”, it stated, the NDPP should present clear facts, figures and data to substantiate its accusation that the present government was the worst. “For their own good, NDPP leaders must understand that their own family members are current minister/s and parliamentary secretary/s (sic) running the present day government and slinging mud against that very government is nothing but political suicide.

“Today, the audacity of NDPP leaders in questioning the credibility of the state government led by Chief Minister, TR Zeliang formed with the support of MP, Lok Sabha, Neiphiu Rio and others displays the not-so-clean intentions of NDPP and is a clear example of double-standard politics,” it stated.

According to the chief minister’s office, supporting the NPF and its government at the Dimapur convention while ‘defaming the same’ during the NDPP meeting at Mokokchung will not take the latter ‘any further’ as a political party.

“If at all NDPP, under its motto: ‘By deeds, not words’, is serious on building a ‘good Nagaland’, it can do a lot better by focusing on its priorities instead of bad-mouthing the government and using the same as boosters for the party’s start-up.

“Or if it still wants to continue to cane the present day government, it can start-off by picking the present day NPF Party under the president-ship of MP, Lok Sabha Neiphiu Rio under whose party’s symbol, 37 NPF MLAs constitutes the present day government under the chief minister-ship of TR Zeliang,” it stated.

By EMN Updated: Nov 05, 2017 11:18:25 pm
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