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NPCC holds post-mortem for election defeat

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‘Cong will continue to act as constructive opposition’

Dimapur, March 15: After being humbled at the hustings, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) in a post-mortem meeting has decided to remain resolutely united in promoting and strengthening the Congress party.
“Congress party having being humbled by the verdict, has lost moral authority to voice again on issues of public interest. Furthermore, the rejection of the election manifesto by the majority has silenced us,” the NPCC said in a press release issued by its Communications Department.
However with an opposition-less Government facing the State, the party said the Congress will continue to act as a constructive opposition even though outside the Assembly.
“Opposition-less Govt is undemocratic. It gives absolute power to corrupt absolutely with no questions on shameless, selfish looters openly demanding commissions on all development projects, indulgence in backdoor appointments and misuse of public offices,” the party said.
On the ULB elections, the meeting recommended nonpartisan democracy election. “This means political parties will not award tickets. It means the ward/constituency leaders would select/elect moral leaders to represent the wards through consensus and cooperation. There will be no opposition or ruling but every member will have the right to voice in the process of decision-making without party backing. The decisions will be the conscience of the majority. We believe this will change the entire situation and bring clean governance at the grassroots levels,” it explained, while deciding to take the matter forward with the Government, all political parties and civil societies including the Church.
The meeting also decided to recommend to do away with ‘Tax on land and building’ under the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 and find out other resources. (Page News Service)

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