NPF accuses CM of flouting ‘no more chief guest culture’

NPF accuses CM of flouting  ‘no more chief guest culture’

Dimapur, June 6: Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) has accused Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of flouting the ‘No more Chief Guest culture’ that he had himself proclaimed by attending an event as the chief guest on June 5.
“The CM himself had become an epitome of funny caricature contradicting his own promise by launching a Livestock Program at Legacy Complex in Kohima as the Chief Guest on 5th June 2018,” alleged a press release issued by the Press Bureau, NPF.
The NPF reminded that at the onset of PDA Government formation, Rio, as the leader of the 13th NLA had made a tall proclamation that PDA led NDPP/BJP Government will completely shun all VIP cultures and said, “Chief Guest culture shall no longer be a part of PDA Government”, adding that the Government will enforce strict austerity measures on grounds that it is draining the state exchequer.
Alleging that there are many instances of the PDA Government backtracking on their earlier commitments, the NPF pointed out that the rampant appointment spree of the PDA Government inducting its party workers and their near and dear ones into top positions in various Government undertakings, breaking all official norms, and creating an unhealthy precedence had drawn flak condemnation from all educated men and women in the State.
The party reminded that the Nagaland Law Students’ Federation had in their representation to the PDA Government stated that the ambiguous decision of appointing mere party workers to the ranks of secretary, joint secretary and
commissioner had demeaned the competitive spirits of the students’ fraternity as this trend initiated by the present Government had instilled a sense that one need not study much for upcoming competitive exams, but rather become a party worker and get through to any high-profile position without having to sit for NPSC or UPSC exams ever again.
“Is this the promise of the infamous slogan ‘Change is coming, change is here, NDPP and BJP together will bring the change’ as a prelude song, sung by their youth choir as the PDA Govt opening song,” asked the NPF.
The NPF stated that the much-anticipated change had become a mockery to the people of the State as the ruling Government had set a negative course in reversed mode to disband the trust of the people, which, it said, is a huge disappointment, as the duly elected members are being pushed down below the belt and mere party workers are uplifted to the rank of Cabinet and Minister of State status.
This indicates that MLAs elected through parliamentary procedures have lost its meaning and honour. The people stands amazed at what more to expect from this Government which promises the moon and yet delivers ashes to the people, the NPF alleged.
On the Naga political issue, the NPF reminded that State Governor PB Acharya had promised to bring final Naga solution within six months. It said four months had already passed without a flutter.
Moreover, the NPF said 6 NNPGs recently threatening to pull out from the negotiation table has added a big blow to the Naga political solution issue, and unless the Government of the day act serious for once and bring on board the other factions for an inclusive and honourable final Naga solution, situation may go haywire where the entire Naga populace may be heading for troubled times. (Page News Service)