NDPP on its way out, NPF claims in a slug
Dimapur, Sept. 5 (EMN): The opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) asserts that the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is ‘utterly disillusioned’ and the ‘heyday of the government is numbered which is for everyone to easy guess.’ The opposition party’s press bureau issued a press release as the bout between the NPF and the ruling party continues.
‘(It) is crystal clear that the ruling government under (chief minister) Neiphiu Rio is utterly disillusioned with no priorities for economic development other than grappling and mumbling words of frustration in media. We understand the shaky position of minority-led government and cracks that are emerging gradually within the coalition. The heyday of NDPP led government is numbered which is for everyone to easy guess,’ the NPF asserted.
The NPF referred to Rio’s speech at the 74th anniversary of the Khonoma Rupfüno at Khonoma village, that the development of the state was hampered because of disunity amongst the Naga people. “Unity or disunity is related to Naga political issue only and not related to state development. The government should not throw the blame for its failure on development upon the people,” the opposition stated.
To the People’s Democratic Alliance government’s assuring to repair roads in the state particularly those in the district headquarters ‘in 30, 60, 100 days,’ the NPF stated: “However, the public is the best witness, whether such commitment from the chief minister’s mouth bear any fruits or not.”
On the issue of opposition leader TR Zeliang’s academic qualification, the NPF claimed that “the case has been already settled by the hon’ble court.”
The NPF went on to assert that “despite this fact, the NDPP is trying to resurrect the issue which only shows their desperation that TR Zeliang is the chief minister in waiting. They know that TR will take over the moment PDA government falls which is very imminent. They don’t have any programme for the people than to only raise the certificate issue in all their press statements.”