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NPCC flays Patton for complaining about Mizoram’s bad roads

By EMN Updated: Nov 24, 2018 12:54 am

Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): Taking a jibe at Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton, who reportedly complained about the bad road condition in poll-bound Mizoram during an election campaign, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Friday claimed that the deputy CM has made a mockery of the Nagas before the Mizo people.
The NPCC media cell said in a statement that it found the reports of Patton complaining about taking six hours to cover a distance of 110 Km in Mizoram ‘hilarious’, claiming that it takes more than four hours for 75 km-stretch of road between Dimapur and Kohima.

It also said that the distance between Forest colony and the Secretariat in Kohima is only about 15 km but takes two hours, while it takes more than two hours for the 20 km distance between Chumukedima and DC office.

Stating that the dilapidated roads of Nagaland are muddy during monsoon and dusty during winter, the NPCC said that it visibly portrays the utter failure of ‘the earlier NPF-led DAN government and PDA government during the past 16 years.’ It said Patton complained of bad road condition in Mizoram while he is “unable to even maintain decent roads as minister in-charge of National Highways” in Nagaland.

The NPCC has asked the deputy CM to have a look at state roads that need urgent attention “rather than indulge in proclaiming lies about Christians of Nagaland and fabricating cheap propaganda to accuse neighbouring states of bad road conditions” while people of the state are suffering due to pathetic roads.

By EMN Updated: Nov 24, 2018 12:54:28 am