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Nagaland: NPCC joins ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra rally

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Nov 29, 2022 6:38 pm
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Party Committee members march through the streets during a Bharat Jodo Yantra rally in Kohima on Tuesday. (EM Images)

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Kohima, Nov. 29 (EMN)
: Members of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) took part in a Bharat Jodo Yatra rally on Tuesday and marched through the streets of the state capital on the theme, “Save Nagaland, Save India”.

The Yatra started from Congress Bhavan and walked till the Indoor Stadium holding banners and placards.

 Khriedi Theünuo, working president of NPCC, apprised that the Yatra is a massive outreach programme led by Rahul Gandhi to raise questions on the economy, social polarisation and political centralisation, adding that anyone aspiring for peace and harmony can join the rally.

The rally was also organised to ‘highlight and save themselves from the divisive Hindutva ideology in the country,’ he said, while reiterating that the political movement was initiated to bring the people of India together. “We hope that there will be peace and harmony among the people through this,” Theünuo said.

The movement which would cover the entire country started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and culminate in Jammu and Kashmir.

Theünuo stated that they were receiving positive response as people from all walks of life have been joining the movement to strengthen the hands of Rahul Gandhi in order to send a strong message to the people of India.

He recalled how Mahatma Gandhi had started the freedom movement, reaching out to the people on foot in pursuit of India’s freedom.

He asserted that they are against corruption, imbalance of economy, one-sided party and religion, which are being imposed in the country by the ruling party.

While they are against such one-sided issues in India, he said that everyone has to come together to live equally.

As far as the governance in Nagaland is concerned, he argued that there was complete disregard for the rule of law, citing how scores of projects sanctioned to the state have not been completed.

‘Nagas claim that they do not pay income tax but they have been levied all types of tax through GST,’ he said, while claiming that the government of the day has been ‘misruling the state’.

He observed that the government sets up committees for any issue to ‘delay decisions’, adding that such committees only let the aggrieved party to remain silent.

Dwelling on development activities, Theünuo claimed that the deplorable roads were repaired temporarily for the Hornbill Festival only, to show visitors that the state is “fully developed and people have no problem”.

He also alleged that all kinds of projects have failed because the state government gave ‘wrong assurances’ to the concerned agencies who were supposed to implement the projects.

He cited examples of how land owners were faced with various problems because they were ‘not being consulted nor properly compensated as the state government did not prepare DPR for implementation of road works’.

The Congress leader said that there is no rule of law in the state and people do not respect the government because it does not work for their welfare.

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Nov 29, 2022 6:38:33 pm