Dimapur, July 4: The NDPP Mokokchung Region has termed as “unfortunate and immature” the statement of Lotha Students Union (LSU) and Lotha Hoho faulting the State chief minister and State BJP president on delimitation issue.
In a press release, the NDPP Mokokchung said the LSU and LH condemning the CM for forwarding the decision of the State Cabinet for postponement of the present notification of delimitation exercise in his own capacity is completely unfounded and insensible, as he exercised his bound duty on behalf of the State Government but not in his own interest as alleged by the two bodies.
“Further it is very much imprudent on the part of the two apex bodies of the Lothas terming the decision of the State Cabinet as the decision of a ‘few vested individuals’, so also terming it as ‘unfair and tribalistic attitude,’ it said.
The release claimed that the issue was discussed and agreed upon in the Cabinet meeting held on 2nd March 2020 and the same was conveyed to the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI by the Principal Secretary, Home, GoN on 4th March 2020 for special consideration.
Thereafter, the release said, the CM while addressing the 45th general conference of Nagaland Civil Service Association (NCSA) on March 5 stated that the State Cabinet was of the view that since the Naga political issue is in very advance stage for the final solution and also anticipated increase of assembly constituencies the delimitation exercise should be deferred.
Subsequently, on March 12, the CM wrote to Amit Shah, Union Home Minister that the delimitation exercise on the basis of 2001 census at this crucial juncture is not advisable and it is recommended that the process may be kept in abeyance for sometime, the release said.
Under the given reason and circumstances, the NDPP Mokokchung Region felt that the CM and the State BJP president has not taken any “deceitful step” to hurt the sentiments of any particular tribe or individuals at any point of time. It appealed to all right thinking citizens of Nagaland to understand the situation and give support to the decision of the PDA Government. (Page News Service)