Liezietsu’s NPF CEC questions public for not agitating
Dimapur, August 25 (EMN): The Central Executive Council of the NPF party led by their president Dr. Shurhozeilie Liezutsu today questioned why the Naga public did not agitate against the decision of the Governor to install an ‘undemocratic government’ headed by TR Zeliang.
This was raised as part of their seven point resolution that was passed in the emergency meeting of the CEC and observed that it is a cause for concern as it could be an “indication that the Nagas are not satisfied with the present arrangement and provisions of the Constitution of India”.
However the CEC appreciated the “determination” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find an “honourable solution” to the Naga political problem and also the efforts of the negotiating parties to bring a “permanent solution” .
It stated that the CEC “reiterates the stand of the NPF party that the solution being worked out should be inclusive of all stakeholders”.
The resolution while condemning the opponent group stated that the group led by Neiphiu Rio is holding “unauthorised CEC meetings and calling for unconstitutional General Convention of the NPF” and also urged the ECI “not to take cognizance of such charades meant to usurp Constitutional and legal organization of the Naga People’s Front headed by Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu. ”
It also alleged that the action of the Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio “who had already formed his own political party Democratic Progressive Party” is also posing as the “illegal and unheard of Interim President” and called upon the Naga people that it is a joke being played by a “charlatan”.
The CEC also resolved to fight the legal battles in the Courts of law instead of resorting to other “democratic means of protest against the various blatant illegalities by power mongers to stick to seats of power for their dubious intention of looting the public”.
The CEC also condemned the activities of “unidentified elements” out to create mischief such as firing at Hotel Vivor and threatening Government officials by entering into their residences.
“Violence should not be resorted to by anyone, nor should anyone take the law into their own hands,” stated the CEC resolution.
It also offered sympathy to the family members affected by these” unruly elements” and made an appeal to all to “abide by the laws of the land”.
The CEC also claimed that the majority of the CEC members, COBs and Division units are still intact and united behind the party as evident from the meeting attendance although called on “such a short notice” .
On being asked about the number of CEC members that attended today’s meeting, one of the attendees told Eastern Mirror that 112 members attended the meeting.
Moreover, he added, the membership of about 25-40 who did not attend are already under question since they had not attended CEC meetings for three consecutive times.
On the other hand a member from the opposing group led by Neiphiu Rio stated that although many may have attended, the actual CEC members including the Division presidents, who are automatically CEC members, that attended today’ s meeting were only about 49.
The tussle between the two factions of the NPF which is set to end only through the intervention of the ECI already has the legislators of the party divided into two distinct factions.
However both the groups are closely guarding the actual number of the CEC members that each group has.
The CEC is the most powerful body of the NPF party in the organisational wing.