Dimapur, January 29: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has question the capability of the ruling PDA Government to lead the people of the State after its flip-flop stand on the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.
The wavering and indecisiveness of the PDA Government only goes to show their incapability to take the Naga people for healthier growth, it said in a statement.
Expressing amusement at the latest decision of the State Cabinet to reject the CAB backtracking from its earlier decision not to oppose the Bill, the NPF said the sudden u-turn of the PDA Government clearly indicates that “something is amiss.”
The NPF welcomed the State Government’s change of stand on the issue, but expressed doubt over its sudden u-turn, as it was only a few days ago the PDA was stone hard on their earlier decision made on 5th January 2019 not to oppose the Bill.
The NPF questioned whether the Government has firmly taken the decision for real implementation in opposing the Bill or “is trying to play another musical chair to the Nagas as a temporary relief measure for the time being.” It asked “whether the government of the day will again back step the call of the Naga people in the near future.”
Reminding that the NPDD led PDA Government was “so vocal not to oppose the CAB stating that Article 371 (A) and the ILP gives sufficient protection to the Naga people”, the NPF said the backtracking of the PDA Cabinet from their original stand is a clear indication that despite all their claims, Article 371 (A) and ILP cannot shield Nagas from the onslaught of Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The NPF also asked, “Since its Cabinet has decided to reject the Bill now, will their PDA Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi who has already voted in favor of the Bill on 8th January 2019 withdraw his vote as the government has decided yet again to reject the Bill?” If not, the NPF said it will be the “greatest betrayalin the Naga political history.”
As, for the NPF Rajya Sabha MP, the NPF said he will outrightly oppose the Bill in the upper house. (Page News Service)