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NPF president promises to remove dependency syndrome in Nagaland

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2022 11:50 pm
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Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, Khuzoluzo Nienu and other NPF leaders.

Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): President of Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday said that his party would frame appropriate economic policy, make the state self-sufficient and remove dependency syndrome if voted to power.

He said this to the NPF Mokokchung Division party workers at Mokokchung division office, alleging that the present Nagaland government does not have an economic policy, fiscal policy, human development programme or plan to safeguard the welfare of the future generation.

The statement came months before the state assembly election which is scheduled to be held in the first quarter of next year.

While lamenting the state economy nose diving and ‘class system’ emerging quickly with the disparity between the haves and the have-nots getting wider, Liezietsu stressed on the need to introduce right type of economic policy.

He maintained that Nagaland has many capable officers who can frame effective economic policy for the state but the government had failed to make use of their knowledge. If voted to power, he said the NPF would rope in experts to frame right fiscal policy, judiciously use funds, release salaries on time and check easy money.

He also asserted that the party would frame policies on human development with the help of experts, address unchecked flow of liquor and drugs, as well as set up counseling centres for HIV.

‘Naga issue will die if NPF dies’

Leader of NPF Legislature Party and Co-Chairman of UDA, Khuzoluzo (Azo) Nienu, asserted that the Naga issue will die if the NPF dies as it ‘believed to be a political wing of the Naga political issue”.

While expressing dismay over the defection of 21 MLAs, he called upon the party leaders to be truthful to the party and maintain integrity.

“We defeated 59 MLAs in the 2003 state elections and we will be able to create another history with the support and hard work of party leaders, workers and supporters in the coming elections,” he asserted while urging the leaders to step out of their comfort zone and work tirelessly for the party.

Former minister and NPF working president Thenucho Tunyi, who also spoke on the occasion, said the rejuvenation process of the party at the grassroots will help party perform well in the upcoming election.

Former minister I Imkong said that he joined the NPF to produce new capable leadership for future generation.

It was informed that besides Imkong, Tiameren and former MLA Takoyaba have also joined the NPF.

Working president of NPF Dr. Huskha Yepthomi and Secretary General,Achumbemo Kikon also spoke on the occasion.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2022 11:50:40 pm