Kohima, September 22: The Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) while maintaining that the Naga people are fed up of the regional-BJP coalition government in the State, said Congress is the only alternate government which would prove best for the citizens.
“Though currently Congress does not have a single MLA in the State Assembly, we have to be strong and bring out the facts about the corrupt activities of the State government,” said Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) president Kevi Vizo.
He was addressing party workers during the installation programme of the new team of District Youth Congress Kohima led by Michael Megohesie as president and Vizovoto as general secretary at Congress Bhavan here Tuesday.
“The KDCC officials along with the new team of Youth Congress and also other party functionaries will start working hard from now onwards for the winning prospects of our Party candidates in all the seven assembly seats of the State capital the 2023 elections,” Vizo asserted.
“If we are able to lift the party in the State capital, the way will sure create the much needed impact in other parts of the State,” he said.
Affirming that Nagas are desirous to have change of governance because of the present day government’s involvement in corruption, Vizo said Congress is the only alternate government which will bring about change and progress in the State.
In this, the KDCC president urged upon all like-minded people to join hands with Congress to have a developed Nagaland.
Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) president, Vilhousielie Kenguruse in his speech lamented that both the Centre and State governments had failed to provide job security to the youths despite the tall election promises of creating job avenues.
As per the 2019 records, the number of educated unemployed youths registered with the state government has crossed over 90,500, while the number of school dropouts also has equal numbers, he said.
He also pointed out that, faced with the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, over 40,000 Nagas returned home from different States and are without any job avenues in the State.
He, therefore, asked the government to come out with clear cut policies and programmes so as to accommodate them in the State and solve the problem of unemployment.
He opined that the state government should implement the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest (SARFAESI) Act 2002 as it would immensely help the unemployed youth to avail loan and venture into entrepreneurship. Kenguruse also asked the government to come out with proper guidelines for implementation of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship schemes so that it benefits all.
Meanwhile, the NPYC president also reiterated that it was Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee and the Youth Congress which had raised concern following the imposition of COVID-19 Cess on petroleum products by the State government on April 28.
In this, he appreciated the various students’ bodies and civil societies for demanding immediate revocation of the cess.
Further, Kenguruse called upon the new team of District Youth Congress not to shy away from taking up the welfare of the common people.
Short speeches were also delivered by outgoing DYCK president Seyievilie Sachü and new president Michael Megohesie.
Chaired by KDCC general secretary (frontal in-charge) Sunep Jamir the installation programme commenced with KDCC vice president Avikho Kruneilie saying prayers.
(Page News Service)