Therie talks politics at NSF trophy finals
Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): The president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) K Therie on Saturday expressed concern over unemployment in the state. Speaking at the NSF trophy finals as chief guest, he said that government jobs are being filled to the brink through backdoor appointments.
Therie commented that there were no private sectors as ‘there is none to invest for fear of multi-taxes and extortion’ which needs to be addressed in earnest.
One major roadblock, according to him, is the Naga political problem towards opening the gateway to the valley of happiness, development and employment. While acknowledging the political aspirations expressed by public through plebiscite in 1951 remains the core political stand and that the people continue to treasure and respect the 1951 mandate, Therie said ‘we cannot ignore realities of religion and science that are changing humankind fast forward.’
Taking a dig at the government of the day, Therie commented that they have washed off their hands from working to solve the political problem and decided to facilitate and support the ongoing peace process.
Towards this, he said ‘though we have no objection if peaceful solution can be delivered, our stand is seeing the content of the solution we cannot given blank cheque.’ While extending support for a peaceful solution if it is for the good of the people, he however, maintained that in the event of the failure to do that before election, ‘we intend to revive the NNO resolution that was adopted in Pfutsero in 1972’ which states: “…to endeavour to solve the political problem through peaceful and constitutional means.”
He also remarked that the state has destroyed its relation with all neighbouring states for wrong policy with no political vision to protect life and property. Corruption, he noted, has divided the society between the haves and have-nots where rural economy is left to fend for themselves. “Assassination, murder and killings have continued in the name of sovereignty and integration where illegal multi-taxations are allowed to be systemized,” he added.
Coming out strongly against the accumulation of wealth, Therie opined that there is no shame in exhibiting ill-acquired wealth from unknown sources of income where bribe takers are acknowledged as leaders and there is no more inherent honesty and moral.
“Our leaders have failed to control the instinct of ‘I want more.’ They are grabbing whatever comes before them, leaving high and dry its subjects, bias, nepotism, table tenders, backdoor appointments, centralization of powers and payments are the new system,” Therie added.