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By EMN Updated: Apr 02, 2019 12:54 am
Neiba Kronu addresses the PDA’s election campaign, on April 1 at Chetheba in Phek district.

Phek, April 1 (EMN): Minister for Planning & Coordination and Land Revenue Neiba Kronu has asserted that the one-year old Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-led (NDPP) People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government is committed to providing a stable government and to take the state ‘towards development and progress.’
The minister expressed regrets that he was part of the previous Naga People’s Front (NPF) government for ‘failing to bring about any visible development due to internal bickering for power because of leadership crisis.’

“The present PDA partners are firmly under the able leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton,” updates about campaign speeches he gave in Phek, stated on Monday.

The minister addressed voters at three places in Phek district on Monday—Chetheba, Sekrezu and Phek town—for PDA consensus candidate and NDPP nominee Tokheho Yepthomi for the Lok Sabha polls.

Kronu asserted that the PDA alliance was strong and stable and ‘we will complete the tenure.’ He said that it was the NPF which was on the verge of collapsing anytime because of which it failed to set up any candidate in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.

The minister also accused the NPF of playing double standard politics as it had been tagging the NDPP of being communal for supporting the BJP ‘while it (NPF) is in coalition with BJP government in Manipur.’
“We have completed just one year in office and sincerely working hard to pursue development and reach the nook and corner of the State during the coming years,” he asserted.

“A true politician will never spread false propaganda to misguide the general public,” Kronu said. He urged the people not to be ‘misguided by such propaganda.’

The minister also talked about the stand of the PDA government on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) of 2006. Though the Naga people are ‘protected’ against the CAB, the entire Northeast is protesting its passage and Nagaland government also extends its solidarity as the CAB will also impact the state.’

Kronu also affirmed that the PDA government was for ‘early solution of Naga political issue.’ He went on to state that the negotiating parties i.e., government of India and the Naga ‘political’ groups, were in the ‘final stage of talks,’ which is ‘likely to be concluded at the earliest.’

Nonetheless, he emphasized that all section of Naga people should come together for an ‘honourable solution of the political issue.’

Further, while maintaining that Tokheho Yepthomi was the only regional candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, the NDPP leader urged the electorate to cast their vote in his favour.

This is to ‘have better coordination between the state government and the MP to bring more developmental funds for the state,’ he explained.

Pointing that currently he was the only MLA in the government from Phek district, Kronu said that the ensuing elections are an opportunity for the people of the district to ‘improve their performance and be with the government.’

“If you improve your performance, you will be strengthening your own position in the government while wooing the electorate,” he said.

The NDPP’s working president Nuzota Swuro were among those who addressed the rallies.

By EMN Updated: Apr 02, 2019 12:54:16 am