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NDPP stands by PDA government’s resolutions

By EMN Updated: Jul 21, 2020 7:11 am

Dimapur, July 21 (EMN): Responding to the recent statements made by the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) on Monday said that it stands by the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government’s “comprehensive statement on the overall law and order situation in the state”.

The NDPP also reiterates the resolutions adopted by the PDA on July 10, wherein the alliance rejected the rhetoric of the opposition parties demanding the stepping down of the PDA government.

“The PDA is a democratically elected government that enjoys the mandate of the people which has been reinforced in successive Lok Sabha and assembly bye elections and the PDA will continue to carry out its constitutional duties with utmost comment and dedication in the greater interest of the people,” read the party’s statement issued on Monday.

Taking a pot shot at the NPF president, the party said he should be the last person to talk about “political morality”, adding that the “public have not forgotten the last NPF government when internal backstabbing and groupism within the NPF resulted in the honourable governor directing the NPF President who was occupying the chair of chief minister to prove his majority in the floor of the Nagaland Assembly in a floor test”.

“The chief minister not only failed to prove his majority but also failed to turn up in the Assembly floor to face the floor test,” the update stated.

On the Congress, the NDPP claimed that its president, who was a former expelled congressman, seems to be talking without fully understanding the facts. “Likewise the former chief minister, Dr. S C Jamir, is also apparently unaware of the present realities. In so far as responsibilities regarding transfer and postings of officers are concerned, this decision was based in a resolution adopted by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly during the 12th House of the NLA. The resolution was based on legal opinion submitted by legal luminaries and constitutional experts. The assembly proceedings and legal submissions are an open book,” the party said.

It went on to state that these seasoned politicians should understand the fact that Nagaland cannot be unequal to any other state of the country; in fact a “special political state”.

By EMN Updated: Jul 21, 2020 7:11:00 am