DIMAPUR, JULY 20: In a scathing appraisal, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has said that NPF throwing in the towel before BJP and NDPP, at this crucial juncture in Naga political history, is a total sell-out of their regional pride at the altar of Hindutva politics.
A press release by the Party on Tuesday stated that NPF’s decision to join PDA Government came as no surprise, “given the fact that the main opposition party with 26 MLAs (now 25 MLAs) has been the most silent Opposition bench in the history of NLA for the past 40 months”.
However, taking the pretext of Naga political issue to converge into an ‘Opposition-less Government’ is an insult to the people of Nagaland as their main objective is to raid the State Exchequer and enjoy the perks of office while delaying the implementation of Naga political solution, it stated.
“NPF which won 26 seats in 2018 Assembly Elections mainly on the plank of anti-Hindutva narrative is back to square one. Their association with BJP ever since its formation and allowing BJP to be part of all three DAN coalition Governments from 2003 to 2018 cannot be missed out. Their continued association with BJP in Manipur since March 2017 had always tainted their professed secular image
even after parting with BJP in Nagaland before 2018 Assembly Elections. Therefore, NPF throwing in the towel before BJP and NDPP at this crucial juncture in Naga political history is a total sell-out of their regional pride at the altar of Hindutva politics”, read the press release.
Following NPF’s meek surrender, NPCC said, two schools of thought have clearly emerged in Nagaland.
“One is espoused by BJP, NDPP and NPF to delay the Naga political solution and promote Hindutva politics and Congress on the other end, firmly standing for implementing the Naga political solution and upholding secularism at any cost. We once again reiterate that forming an ‘Opposition-less Government’ is not the solution at this juncture, but an obstacle towards implementation of Naga political solution. Instead of fooling the people, all 60 legislators should immediately resign from Nagaland Legislative Assembly if they are sincere enough to pave the way for an early Naga political solution”, it added.
(Page News Service)