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NDPP accuses NPF of throwing ‘baseless’ allegations

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2021 10:43 pm

Dimapur, June 30 (EMN): The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) on Wednesday accused the Naga People’s Front (NPF) of repeatedly throwing “baseless allegations” at the ruling PDA government despite clarifications being made on all financial matters.

Responding to NPF Legislature Party’s representation to the governor seeking a probe into the use of public fund by the PDA government, the NDPP said it is duty of the opposition party to point out the loopholes of the ruling government but it was unbecoming of them to do so at a time when the entire government machinery is fighting the second wave of Covid-19 and ensuring smooth functioning of government activities.

On the 200-bedded hospital to be attached to the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR), the party said the medical department had clarified that all laid down procedures under government norms have been followed, adding that there are similar facilities, including those funded by PM Cares Fund in other states as well.

Mentioning that CISHR has done yeoman service to not only the citizens of Nagaland but also those from neighbouring states, it said the facility has the space for the emergency situation and “immediate medical human resource”.

“With the availability of modern oxygen plant and laboratory facilities, the selection of CISHR for the emergency hospital is indeed laudable and the right decision at the right time, even as we prepare for a third wave,” read the press statement.

While thanking the CISHR family for its contributions, the NDPP told the staff not to be demoralised by the new developments.

The party also stated that “the establishment of Nagaland Cricket Stadium and its ancillary facilities like the cricket academy, indoor training centre, etc. have been the foundation of our national and international cricketers”, enabling the youths to play at the highest level, becoming a full-fledged Ranji Trophy state and hosting first class matches. It added that the NPF had conducted an enquiry on the facility during its regime but found no discrepancies.

Regarding the proposed Chiethu Airport in Kohima, the party said it was an outcome of the national policy that “all state capitals of the country must have an airport” and a commitment of the NDA government in 2003.

“The proposed Chiethu airport will not only connect our state capital by air but it is also being viewed as a crucial and strategic facility from various angles including defense. The proposed Chiethu airport and the proposed alternate Greenfield airport at Rüzaphema are two completely different matters having no connection to each other whatsoever,” it stated.

The NDPP also said it was ‘unfortunate that democratically elected representatives are undermining their own positions and paying disrespect to the masses by placing their concerns at the doorstep of the governor’.

The party went on to state that it won’t allow NPF’s disruptive tactics to divert its commitment to the people of the state, especially during this pandemic.

“Let us not allow politics and disruptive attitude come in the way of fighting for the survival of humanity,” it stated, while encouraging everyone to take Covid vaccine.

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2021 10:43:17 pm