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Rising People’s Party takes potshot at Nagaland government over student scholarship

By EMN Updated: May 02, 2022 8:26 pm

Dimapur, May 2 (EMN): The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has taken a potshot at the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government over the delay in release of student scholarship, saying that the government should not humiliate and harass the student community year after year.

In a press release, the RPP stated that the scholarship fund released by the central government does not belong to the Higher Education department or the UDA government.

It asked why the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) or the student community had to remind the department every year for the release of funds that’s for them. The party also wondered why the state government can’t release a few crores for students when it can build a Chief Minister Residential Complex at an inflated cost; and “the Finance department can release INR 30 crore ‘additional funds’ for a ghost road project in Phek district”.

Terming it as “theft”, the party also asked if the UDA coalition has stooped so low.

The party also alleged that some politicians and departmental officials are “trying to convince landowners that all Group D appointments have been banned by the High Court till date because of the PIL filed by RPP”.

Maintaining that the High Court had allowed recruitment in Group D posts through an order in November 2021, a copy of which been made available to this newspaper, it said there is no ban in appointment to Group D post in the state and the departments “refusing landowners their right to employment” should be answerable to the Court.

It went on to say that the Additional AG representing the government in the case should put an end to “this political propaganda against the RPP”.

By EMN Updated: May 02, 2022 8:26:58 pm