NPF flays Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s statement
Dimapur, Nov. 16 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has ‘rejected’ Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s recent dismissal of the party voicing its opposition to the hike in fuel tax as ‘barking’.
In a statement issued on Monday, the party said that the chief minister’s comment was either a sign of ‘sheer arrogance’ or he has run out of words to defend himself.
It wondered how the chief minister of a state could ‘behave like a dictator and try to shut the mouth of the opposition for opposing his party’s decision’.
“It is a known fact that, every state is running through difficult times due to the pandemic but the government has no right to drain the public pocket at the cost of their livelihood. There are many ways and means where the government can regain its deficit but not through the right of the people to food and shelter,” it stated.
The party reiterated its demand to the government to immediately roll back the tax hike.