NPF lodges complaint against NDPP-BJP alliance

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Dimapur, February 26: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has lodged complaint against NDPP-BJP alliance for violation of Model Code of Conduct.
In a letter to Chief Election Officer, Associate Press Secetary of NPF, Atou Liezietsu stated that Election Commission of India had issued a clear-cut Model Code of Conduct for all political parties and candidates in the fray to strictly adhere to in the run up of the polls to ensure free and fair elections and directed to avoid making promises which are likely to vitiate the purity of the election process or exert undue influence on the voters in exercising their franchise.
The NPF alleged that NDPP-BJP alliance has blatantly violated the Model Code of Conduct by way of making a slew of promises such as promising
100% funding of Centrally-sponsored schemes for Northeast region (which was earlier in the ratio of 90:10) and to provide 5300 crore for infrastructure in the next three years; Promising Rs 10,000 crore for roads in Nagaland; Promising Rs 3000 crore for Dimapur-Kohima railway line; Promising Rs 800 crore for power connectivity; and promising Rs 1800 crore for Kohima Smart City through full, front page advertisements in the local daily newspapers on February 26, 2018.
The Naga People’s Front, demanded that the Election Commission of India takes cognizance of these acts as “corrupt practices” and offences under the election law, and take stringent action as per the laws at the earliest. (Page News Service)