NDPP justifies Mayang Lima’s appointment

NDPP justifies Mayang Lima’s appointment
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Dimapur, June 4: Facing backlash from the opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) and various organizations over the appointment of Mayang Lima, a NDPP candidate in the last general election, as the State Vigilance Commissioner, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has sought to justify the appointment by claiming that Mayang Lima was appointed in conformation with all prescribed rules on the appointment of State Vigilance Commissioner.
In a rejoinder to NPF statements against the appointment, the NDPP said Mayang Lima was selected keeping in mind “his unblemished track record and integrity as a legal luminary and a former Principal District & Session Judge”, who it said is best suited for the post.
Asking the NPF not to blow out of proportion the appointment to gain political mileage, the NDPP said the NPF spokesperson’s attempt to cast aspersions upon Mayang Lima by trying to implicate his name in the ongoing CBI inquiry into construction of the new High Court building at Meriema is unfounded and “unbecoming of a person who himself is from the legal profession.”
“Such wild allegations against a person of outstanding track record without any evidence to substantiate upon is not only preposterous and uncalled for but can invite legal action,” it stated.
With regard to the NPF accusing the NDPP of “playing Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, the NDPP reiterated that the party had never filed a FIR against the NPF president on May 22 or on any other date either by Prasielie Pienyu, the election agent of PDA candidate nor by any other member of the NDPP as alleged.
The rejoinder said Prasilie Pienyu was assigned by the NDPP to act as the official election agent of the PDA candidate to the Lok Sabha by-election, and in his capacity as the election agent had filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India on May 19 against the NPF president. “He had filed the complaint by virtue of being the election agent and not in his personal capacity,” it said.
The NDPP stated that the issue is not about an FIR being filed or about an individual, but it is about “a so-called seniormost leader” making provocative speeches on the grounds of religion to incite communal disharmony. “It was not only shocking but unlawful, unbecoming and below the stature of a senior, responsible leader and therefore, the NPF should first get its facts correct from the concerned authorities before making baseless allegations just to divert the attention of the public from the ongoing investigations over the actions of its President,” it said.
Taking a pot shot at the NPF, the NDPP also asked the NPF to introspect their defeat in the by-elections and further losing 7 out of 26 assembly constituencies to the PDA rather than resort to baseless allegations and gimmickry to gain cheap political mileage and trying to divert the attention from more important issues at hand. (Page News Service)