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NPF slams NPCC statement

By EMN Updated: Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm

Dimapur, June 23 (EMN): Naga People’s Front (NPF) today hit out at its rival Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) saying the latter has no moral right to grumble or question the decision of the party to maintain its alliance with the NDA or with any other party at the centre.

NPF Media and Press Bureau wondered as to what the NPCC president, K Therie, was trying to prove by continuously attacking the NPF president and chief minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu.

“Therie has absolutely no right whatsoever to question the NPF-led DAN government to support or not to support any body’s candidature in the forthcoming presidential election: The NPF doesn’t need the approval of NPCC to support someone’s Presidential candidature,” NPF statement said.

It said NPCC president was well aware that NPF has always been an ally of the non-Congress national party since 1977 even before the BJP was formed. It added that the alliance was renewed and strengthened in the early part of 2003, when in our State the non-Congress political parties formed the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland.

Stating that Therie, who himself was once a minister in the NPF-led DAN government knew the principles of the NPF party, it said he is now trying to decide for the NPF party who it should support for the Presidential election.

NPF has advised Therie to display his political maturity and concentrate on how or what his party can contribute for the Presidential rather than wasting his time ‘on nonsense activities such as poking his nose over the upcoming bye-election issue which is purely the concern of the ECI.’ It questioned what he had gained by lodging complaints with the Election Commission of India?

“Those leaders who hop from one party to another party at the snap of the fingers for their selfish gains should not, must not and cannot question the integrity and principles of NPF party, the party which has maintained its regional spirit since Statehood,” the statement added.

It said reports appearing in the local media in recent times quoting the NPCC president and the party Media Cell hitting out at all and sundry for pointing out the misdeeds of the Congress in the several decades that it tried its utmost to ruin the country and the State, go to show the frustration and the desperation the party and its leadership has been encumbered with.

The NPF reminded the Congress party and its president that NPF, being an alliance partner of the NDA, will continue to uphold the alliance principles adding it ‘will not stop to throw stones at each barking dog but take the people forward to the destination of peace, progress and prosperity.’

By EMN Updated: Jun 23, 2017 10:40:57 pm