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NPCC asks if Indian government has political will to solve Naga political issue

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 05, 2021 10:27 pm
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K Therie briefing journalists at Tourist Lodge in Dimapur on Tuesday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): The president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie, on Tuesday questioned the government of India if it has any political will to solve the protracted Naga political issue.

He further asked the Centre why it had recognised 13 factions and nine ceasefire monitoring cells in Dimapur, ‘who are overcrowding the business and transports with sophisticated weapons’, if it has the will to solve the Naga issue.

Therie stated this at a press conference held at Tourist Lodge in Dimapur.

He claimed that recognising multiple factions was like a permission ‘to suppress the people of Nagaland’.

“Whatever ceasefires they have signed are without provision of food and water, deliberately asking these ceasefires to extort the people and let the public learn the suffering is their intent,” he maintained.

He also condemned the behaviour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the incident at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh where four farmers were killed and four other lives were lost.

He also alleged that the incident was a ‘wilful intent and arrogant’.

“I cannot imagine this type of government anymore where they do not have feelings for the people,” he said, adding that farmers were the owners of the elected government but the BJP government is ‘deadwood’.

“The attitude of the BJP government is not for the people but for the few rich,” he said.

He asserted that the farmers had been protesting for months since the introduction of the three farmer bills but the ‘BJP has no concern and there is no response at all’.

Further, Therie claimed that the central government continues to sell the properties that have been created by Congress in the last 60 years.

“They have sold almost over 34 airports, over 150 railway stations, over 4000 broad gauge railway lines, over 6000 oil pipelines, and almost all the industries are sold out, and today, the farmers (farm) bill has been introduced in the interest of few billionaires who can capture the market and deprive the farmers and middle man,” he said.

“The irony of democracy is that you are given one time to vote in five years and if you make another mistake, it will be one of the biggest blunders in the history of democracy,” he added.

He also condemned the government for detaining Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who wanted to pay homage to the departed soul and console the family members, for 28 hours without filing an FIR.

He said that the present government had solidified themselves in a thick wall and did not hear anything from outside. He further stated that it is the people’s decision because “in five years’ time, we will be given only one opportunity”.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 05, 2021 10:27:53 pm