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NPCC welcomes Narendra Modi to Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Dec 01, 2014 1:38 am

Says State govt’s financial discipline should be strictly ensured by Centre

Dimapur, November 30

The NPCC has extended warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his maiden visit to the State coinciding with the 51th anniversary of Statehood Day on December 1.
In a release issued by its media cell on Sunday, the NPCC once again congratulated the Prime Minister and the BJP for receiving a clear mandate with a single party majority after 30 years while strongly anticipating that the compulsions of coalition era politics that has greatly hampered the growth and progress of the country in the last two decades will be a thing of past. “Never before in the history of the state that the visit of the Prime Minister has generated much enthusiasm as is the case now with this visit,” the State Congress said.
“While the public are curious with persona of the Prime Minister who has acquired a larger than life image that propelled him to power, the NPF-led DAN government which has been in power for the past 12 years is eagerly anticipating a bailout package to cover up its blatant misdeeds and corrupt rule which has now generated a staggering deficit of 1252.45 crores ending March 2014,” the NPCC said.
However, rising above party differences, the NPCC wholeheartedly welcomed the endeavour of Prime Minister Modi to make the country a corruption-free nation. Towards this end, the NPCC hoped that the alleged massive corruption in Nagaland perpetrated by the NPF-led DAN government for the past 12 years will be taken note of by the PM. It also demanded that central agencies like NIA and CBI be deputed to unearth the unholy nexus of corrupt political leaders and officials and bring the guilty to book in order to restore the confidence of the public in the rule of law which has been openly abused and manipulated by the corrupt leaders who remain unaccountable for their corrupt activities.
The NPCC also noted that the NPF-led DAN government had started with a clean slate in 2003 when the then Prime Minister AB Vajpayee during his visit to the state granted Rs 365 crore as ‘peace bonus’ to wipe out the deficit. It said for the first time in the history of the State, the government presented a surplus budget of Rs 18 crore in 2004. “After that it has been a downhill ride with deficit figures increasing year after year,” it stated.
It maintained that the Congress-led UPA government through its flagship programmes had pumped in thousands of crores of rupees, but the result on ground portrays a different story. “Countless mismanagement has adorned central flagship programmes and schemes like MGNREGA, NRHM, SSA & RMSA, Horticulture Technology Mission – North East (HTM-NE), SARDP-NE, Police Modernization, Transport Subsidy to name a few,” the Congress alleged.
While stating that it welcomes announcement of any bailout package from the Prime Minister during his august visit, the NPCC said the financial discipline on the part of the State government has to be strictly ensured by the Centre through effective monitoring mechanisms. It hoped that this will be an epoch making visit to announce a breakthrough especially on the long drawn Indo- Naga political problem where negotiations with a particular Naga political group for the past 17 years is yet to see the light of the day.

By EMN Updated: Dec 01, 2014 1:38:41 am