NPCC defers Dec 9 Kohima bandh
Dimapur, December 7
The uncertainty over a 12-hour Kohima bandh on December 9 has been put at rest with Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) deciding to defer it until the festive season is over.
The decision was in response to fervent appeals from various civil societies and business establishments of Kohima to reconsider the proposed bandh while acknowledging the efforts of the NPCC to protest against corruption and other illegal activities perpetrated by people holding public offices.
However, the NPCC decision comes with a rider.
In a release today, the NPCC strongly affirmed that there will no respite from agitations once the festive season is over, if the NPF government fails to remove tainted Minister Imkong L Imchen who has been already charge sheeted by the Wokha Police for his criminal conduct during the state assembly elections in February 2013.
The NPCC stated that its agitations directed at the audacious manner in which the tainted minister is being allowed to sit in office despite being charge sheeted and the inability of the NPF government to remove him goes to prove that the government has lost political wisdom and morality to govern the state.
The release also stated that such precedence of support and reward extended to the tainted minister will embolden other criminal minded people to openly carry out illegal activities which will prove detrimental to the interest of the people and the State.
The release added that the party’s ‘agitations have set a benchmark for all other political parties in the State to follow in the days to come that criminals can never be accommodated and rewarded with ministerial berth to roughshod over the rule of law.