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NTC expresses concern over political impasse

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By EMN Updated: Jan 20, 2015 12:55 am
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DIMAPUR, JANUARY 19

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has said the present imbroglio of the elected members and its political parties stalling the whole democratic system of governance is pathetically disturbing. It said the purpose of having elections in democracy is to have a government to take care of the welfare of the people and ‘hence in the last election the people gave mandate to NPF to run the government.’ “The NPF has now stalled the governance due to its own internal discord. The elected members playing games with the people’s mandate at the expense of public time, energy and state exchequer for greed of power and money is contemptuous,” the NTC fumed.
The NTC then urged the elected representatives of the people to re-visit their commitment while appealing for vote and stop playing hide and seek game from hotels and resorts. The NTC also urged the members involving in the ongoing crisis not to forget their primary responsibilities and to come out of their hide-out and seriously engage in their respective business to deliver goods to the people through democratic process. “Elected members cannot shy away from their responsibilities in such a worse financial situation like ours but to take responsibility and assure the people of the State how to rescue the State from the impending death trap of liabilities,” it said.
“In the event that the representatives of the people fail to uphold the democratic principles to run the affairs of the State, they are at liberty to go back to the people for any alternative,” it asked.

NSF appeals NPF
Expressing serious concern over the current political situation in the state, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appealed to all the legislatures involved to show maturity and solve the misunderstanding between them and deliver their good service as people’s representatives in the best interest of the state.
NSF president Tongpang Ozukum and general secretary Esther Rhakho in a statement today said, “Since it is a political upheaval, Naga civil societies particularly the students’ organisation should maintain neutrality but as responsible citizens of the state we are constrained to strongly appeal upon all the elected members to use their best wisdom to resolve the issue and serve the people for which they were elected by the people”.
Naga Council unhappy
The Naga Council said it views the present political impasse in the state as most unbecoming and a mockery of democracy. “This undesirable episode has totally paralysed the functioning of the state with the citizens now wondering whether the elected legislators do in anyway care about the plight of the common man,” it said in a statement. This political impasse is no longer an intra-party squabble. Since it is affecting governance and the public at large, the Naga Council is constrained to give this press release in public interest. “The Hon’ble Governor, PB Acharya is requested to exercise his wisdom and intervene in the interest of the harried citizens. In fact, he is urged to take necessary steps to restore the unfettered functioning of the government at the earliest,” the Naga Council urged the Governor.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 20, 2015 12:55:36 am