DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 11: The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has appreciated the NFHRCC for “forcing the Government to wake up from its deep slumber”, in relation to the Foothill Road project.
A press release issued by the RPP on Saturday stated that Nagaland Government was “pretending to sleep on the Foothill Road issue”, but the Committee’s ultimatum, which was supported by many CSOs and student organisations, had managed to jolt the Government.
“While the amount of Rs 20 crore accorded for the construction of the bridge over Doyang and other works is welcome, the Government should not always give the lack of funds excuse. After the implementation of GST in the State in 2017, the revenue of the State Government has increased exponentially. So why not use the GST revenue to finish the Foothill Road project instead of going to Delhi with begging bowl at every given opportunity?
“The Rising People’s Party is doubtful that the Central Government will finance the Foothill Road project after the failed report card given by NITI Aayog. The NITI Aayog report has severely dented the State’s image and the State Government’s vigorous protests that Nagaland is not last in the table does not hold water because a failed report card is what it is: a failed report card”, it stated.
Also, the Party reminded that its crowd-funding campaign for the same project will go on.
“The general public may take note that all the money raised through this campaign will be handed over to the appropriate authority. The money being raised through milaap.org platform is transparent and there is no chance of the funds being misutilised by the RPP as alleged by some attention-seekers”, it added.
(Page News Service)