NPF demands answers from PDA govt.
Dimapur, June 8 (EMN): Naga People’s Front (NPF) was taken aback by the response of the PDA government by accusing the opposition of hurling allegations without any authenticity ‘which was nothing but an attempt to divert the attention of the public’.
A press statement issued by NPF Press Bureau claimed that PDA government is evading the questions raised by NPF Legislature Wing on some pertinent issue with facts and figures relating to misuse of funds on the pretext of tackling Covid-19 because they have no answers.
NPF stated that it had raised some vital issues with data obtained from various district hospitals, CHC and PHC on the shortfall of the basic medical necessity in government run hospitals as the PDA government has been fooling the people by claiming the government was fully prepared. It claimed that whatever the party and the legislature wing have raised till date in the public domain are all supported with facts and figures which the PDA government cannot run away without answering as the matter pertains to public interest and not NPF interest.
NPF has asked the PDA government on what grounds an amount of INR 30 crore was spent on CIHSR, which is a private hospital, instead of investing in augmenting the government hospitals in the districts when almost all the government hospitals are lacking even basic facilities.
As the mortality rate in Nagaland is on the rise due to Covid, it questioned the PDA government what arrangement or payment has been done for the people so far from its own resources or central grant, while other states in India and even the neighbouring states like Meghalaya and Assam are providing ex-gratia grant to the family of the deceased and also additional grants to the families of those affected.
While referring to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ directive to the state government to utilise 50% from SDRF disaster management, NPF has asked as to where the 50% was utilised or disappeared when no money has reached the people suffering from Covid.
“When there is zero earning by the daily bread winner and when there are no relief measures by the PDA government to rescue the poor and needy including the daily wage earner during the lockdown and post lockdown isn’t it possible to have starvation war?” NPF asked.
In the light of the above stated circumstances, NPF reiterated that the PDA government must answer the various queries raised rather than shying away from its responsibility saying in a democracy every elected government is answerable to the people that he represents.