Dimapur, April 16: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has written to the State Chief Minister highlighting the plight of thousands of people from the State stranded outside Nagaland and the need for the Government to look after their plight.
“Thousands of Nagaland’s subjects are in lockdown elsewhere in the nation and abroad. The Government is aware schools and colleges are closed, contract employees have lost jobs while travelers on business trips, tourists, patients and attendants are stranded. Many are preparing to come back home once the lockdown is relaxed. It is the responsibility of the State to receive them in whatever condition they may be for they are the State Government’s subjects. However, I leave it to the Government to decide the future course,” said NPCC president K Therie in a letter to the Chief Minister.
“It is understandable that safety of our people is important. We are not certain if the travel route will be free from the virus. The other issue is, are we prepared to receive them?” he asked.
The NPCC was of the view that if stranded Nagas are denied entry into the State in the interests of all, they should be given monthly maintenance at least Rs 10,000-15,000 per month each. (Page News Service)