Dimapur, June 27: The Joint Action Committee of Tribal Hohos on Delimitation has come out strongly against the statement of BJP national general secretary, Ram Madhav that his party had recommended postponement of the delimitation exercise in Nagaland based on the representation of State BJP president, Temjen Imna Along and Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, terming it as an insult to the Parliament of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah and the Constitutional head of the State; the Governor.
“Mr. Ram Madhav should have been wiser while making such statements for the reason that delimitation is a constitutional obligation enacted by the Parliament, not a petty party matter, to ensure equal opportunity of development to all sections of the society,” said the publicity cell of the JAC on Madhav’s statement.
The JAC said the BJP national general secretary appears to have forgotten that the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister has in their wisdom and ardent desire to establish a nation of unity, progress and peace through equal opportunities to all its citizens in every State of the country has notified the unfinished deferred task of delimitation in the States of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, the process for which began in 2002.
“Mr. Madhav also must have been sleeping over what the Union Home Minister Amit Shah had told recently to Nagaland Chief Minister that delimitation has to be implemented in Nagaland on priority in contravention to the Naga issue that Rio suggested, as an excuse, was different from delimitation,” it said.
Stating that Ram Madhav being the national general secretary of BJP should have impressed upon the leaders of the State to abide by the policies of the Parliament and the commandment of the Constitution of the country, the JAC termed as unfortunate that Madhav had forgotten the rationale that giving room to oppose or prevent parliamentary policies from implementation in a State of the country “will only encourage deviance to vested interest sections of the society.”
(Page News Service)