Longleng organise to minister: Your department selected polytechnic site
Dimapur, June 25 (EMN): An organisation in Longleng district has rejected the contention of minister for Higher Technical Education Temjen Imna Along Longkumer, who reportedly stated that the issue of shifting a polytechnic institute in the district was due to geographical reasons not ‘politics.’
The Tamlu, Yongnyah and Namsang Area Public Forum (TYNA) issued on Tuesday a press release to the media accusing the minister of “intention to create misunderstanding and division” among the people.
The organisation noted Longkumer’s statement that “the issue of polytechnic was not politic but of the location.” He was also stated to have said that the “Yungho polytechnic site was the ‘middle of the forest and island (sic).’ The forum called it ‘completely irrational and provocative.’
The organisation wondered when had the minister visited Yungho polytechnic’s site ‘to give such a derogatory statement.’
‘It is very much unbecoming to make such partial statement by an elected member who is responsible to listen/understand the grievances of the populace,’ the statement read.
The TYNA stated: ‘After fulfilling all the government criteria and feasibilities, the Yungho polytechnic site was selected by the government. TYNA demanded to know that what makes Shri .Temjen Imna Along to make such a biased statement which holds no water. It is nothing but a self contradictory remark as the Yungho polytechnic site was selected by his own department after verifying all the feasibilities.’
The organisation stated that Yungho polytechnic is ‘only 20 km away’ from the district headquarter with ‘good road, sufficient water, electricity and the site is gentle slope where there is immense scope for expansion of the institution in future.’
Further, it is accessible to all the people of the district and ‘state as a whole, unlike the recently inaugurated Hukphang polytechnic site which is in the hillock (sic) area.’
The statement of the minister has ‘exposed his intention to create misunderstanding and division among the people,’ the press release added.