Views & Reviews
Rejoinder to Mr Hukavi, NPF MLA
Mr Hukavi, respected MLA, having landed up at a high-end resort in Kaziranga, seems to have overslept and started to talk in his sleep when he circulated in the social media that Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu had called for a Cabinet meeting on July 8, 2017 and recommended to the Governor for dissolution of the House. This is a figment of the MLA’s wild imagination.
Calling the Chief Minister of Nagaland as “a non-MLA Chief Minister” is not only derogatory but is also an insult to the intelligence of the people when the Chief Minister was duly sworn in to office by the Governor on February 22, 2017. Mr Hukavi himself was administered oath of office by the Chief Minister, and continues to enjoy the perks and privileges of a Parliamentary Secretary till date even while in Kaziranga because of the magnanimity of the Chief Minister who he is now calling a non-MLA Chief Minister! Mr Hukavi did not appear to have any qualms to be sworn in to the office he continues to occupy by a non-MLA Chief Minister, nor did he hesitate to approach the non-MLA Chief Minister for additional allocation of funds to the departments he looks after!
What is intolerable and most galling is that on February 15, 2017, all the DAN legislators extended their support to Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu to become the Leader of the House knowing full well that he had retired from active politics. Reluctantly, he Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu became the Chief Minister just to save the party-led DAN Government. Barely five months on, these very persons who had sworn their allegiance to Dr Shurhozelie have reneged on their oath. It would appear that the allegiance of our honourable legislators have a very short warranty period and an unpredictable shelf life!
To say that Dr Shurhozelie was made the Chief Minister for a period of six months is far from truth which can be told with a straight face only by someone like Mr Hukavi, and does not merit a response. The wild allegation that the Chief Minister is a power monger can best be judged by the public who are aware of who are camping in Kaziranga staking claims to form the Government.
To say that the NPF party president had suspended 10 members just to stick on to the chair is also wide off the mark since the said members were suspended to maintain integrity of the party. Mr Hukavi would do well to read the Constitution of the NPF party, or any political party Constitution for that matter, to acquaint himself better with party discipline members must adhere to. Being a new entrant to the NPF party, he may not be aware, and for his benefit it may be pointed out that as recent as 2015, several NPF MLAs were suspended from the party for anti-party activities when they rebelled against the leadership of Mr TR Zeliang.
As dedicated party functionaries, we do not want to indulge in paper war with any of our leaders. We only want to request our leaders to shun from petty and unfounded allegations and to dedicate themselves to the betterment of the party and the society as dictated by party aims and objectives.
NPF Central Youth Wing