Kohima, April 17: Former Home Minister, Imkong L. Imchen has accused the Government of Nagaland for neglecting his constituency during the lockdown period.
In a press statement, the NPF lawmaker said during the last 3-4 months he has come across through media about the Government’s policies of extending help and assistance to the public but so far his 28 Koridang Assembly Constituency was kept outside of that purview of such decisions or actions.
“I don’t understand why my constituency people should be punished or ignored in this manner because they have committed no wrong whatsoever for electing me as their people’s representative to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly,” he said. He said one thing is for sure and certain, with mighty hands of God upon his people they will survive and overcome the COVID-19.
Imchen said the year 2020 is a year of trails, adding when the pandemic COVID-19 struck in the country his constituency, which is the biggest under Mokokchung district and also 95% rural having poor economic foundations, he had inquired from the Government and the district authorities about the scope of providing help and assistance to his constituency people, but he was told that except migrant workers there is nothing in the Government’s policy to help and assist the public.
Therefore Idecided to organize ways and means to help my people in whatever means it maybe, he said adding he extended financial assistance to all the village councils and somehow received 50 litres of hand sanitizer from Minister, Temjen Imna Along.
Imchen also informed that he requested Advisor, Food and Civil Supplies, Pukhayi to grant him rice from the department, and he was allotted 500 quintals of rice at the rate of Rs. 12.50 per kg and transported to his constituency for distribution.
“I don’t know how long this dreaded pandemic will stay here among us. I have taken the decision that in whatever humble way I will continue to support my constituency people throughout,” the former Home Minister said. (Page News Service)