NPCC asks UDA to clarify stance on Frontier Nagaland demand
Dimapur, Sep. 29 (EMN): Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Thursday demanded the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government to make its stand clear on the Frontier Nagaland statehood demand to the people and government of India (GoI), stating that the summoning of the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) by the Union Home Minister (UHM) on October 18 was a “serious concern.”
“The subject is to divide Nagaland state and may even result in the loss of Article 371(A) in the way Jammu and Kashmir lost Article 370. UHM may also promise in the manner he has done to insurgent Kukis, for votes,” NPCC said.
NPCC claimed that GoI has designed to counter the demand for integration ‘fuelled by the BJP and alliance government’s negligence, suppression, injustice and inequality in development activities and job distribution.’
Meanwhile, it assured to relocate the Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA) and a mini-secretariat at Tuensang.
“The objective is to enable planning, supervision and disbursement of payments there itself. This was rejected by the mandate. However, we still feel there is a need to pay special attention in matters of road connectivity and others basic infrastructures.
“Funds are drawn with no significant works seen on the ground for the last 20 years. If the government is bad, legislators from ENPO have their share of bad, for all 20 MLAs are in the ruling government,” it read.