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Naga pol issue, COVID-19 & SARFAESI Act 2002 needs discussion in Assembly: NPF

Dimapur, July 22: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has taken strong exception to the recent refusal by the Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly to entertain issues raised by the NPF legislature wing in the BAC meeting to be taken up in the forthcoming State assembly session scheduled on July 30.
“The Naga People’s Front (NPF)being the responsible opposition party in the state has genuinely time and again raises various pertinent issues concerning the welfare and development of the people but the present Government of the day (PDA) turn a deaf ear instead, and escape with skeletal excuses on all the occasions,” alleged a press communiqué issued by the party’s pres bureau.
Stating that the issues raised by the NPF legislature were of urgent matter and are of public importance, the party said it expected the Speaker to consider the subject matter and table in the forthcoming Assembly session rather than outrightly rejecting it.
The issues raised by the NPF legislature to be discussed in the floor of the house but which were refused were Naga political issue, COVID-19 and SARFAESI Act 2002, it said.
The NPF said the Naga Political issue requires urgent attention as the Naga people are anxiously awaiting for an early honourable solution, and therefore needs to be discussed in the assembly.
On Covid-19, the party said the present pandemic should be discussed thoroughly as the public has every right to know how the Government is handling it. The NPF maintained that the programmes and activities of the present and future course of action need to be deliberated thoroughly and for which a joint effort is required. “It is obvious that the PDA Government has not been effectively tackling the present pandemic and that could be the primary reason why the PDA Government do not want to discuss the Covid-19 in the Assembly,” it alleged.
Regarding SARFAESI Act 2002, the party said this needs to be thoroughly discussed in the floor of the house as keeping the SARFAESI Act in limbo is adversely affecting young entrepreneur as they cannot avail loan from the banks because of the conflicting stand adopted by the present Government.
“Therefore, the refusal on the part of the Speaker on the public importance issues on unjustified stand and depicts the callous attitude of the present PDA Government towards the welfare of the public. The NPF still insist that the issues raised by its Legislature Wing should be once again considered for the thorough discussion in the forth coming Assembly session.”
Also expressing concern over the recent advertisement in the Medical Department, the party said it understands that the present situation with the pandemic has demanded and require more medical staffs but any appointment should be done as per the laid down norms and conditions of the Government procedures so that no deserving candidates are deprived.
“The Government should not discriminate any batch of the trained medical staff and the department should not float any new rules regarding the recruitment policy just because of the present pandemic situation,” it added. (Page News Service)