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PDA endorses Govt’s reply to Governor’s letter

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Says all should uphold the spirit of democracy
Dimapur, July 10: The ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) in Nagaland has endorsed the statement of the Government of Nagaland to the Governor’s letter while also taking into account the concern raised by the Governor on the overall scenario of the State on important matters related to the welfare of the people.
A 6-point resolution adopted in a meeting of the PDA at the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex, Kohima on Friday reiterated its commitment to extend support and cooperation to the Governor so that collectively all can work towards the common endeavours of achieving lasting peace and all round development in Nagaland.
The resolution signed by Chingwang Konyak, convener, PDA & president NDPP and Temjen Imna Along, co-convener, PDA & president, BJP Nagaland, however, observed that as members of the largest democracy in the world, it is the bounder duty of everyone, especially the constitutional institutions, to uphold the spirit of democracy and to strengthen the democratic foundations of the nation.
The PDA also reiterated its call for early resolution of the decades old Indo-Naga political issue through a negotiated political solution that is honourable and acceptable to the people. “The PDA reflects the voice of the people, which is a cry for lasting peace and all round progress, and therefore the PDA once again appeals to the negotiating parties to expedite the peace process and bring an early political solution,” said the resolution.
It also categorically rejected what it alleged was the rhetoric of the opposition parties demanding the stepping down of the PDA Government, saying the PDA is a democratically elected Government that enjoys the mandate of the people and it will continue to carry out its constitutional duties with utmost commitment and dedication in the greater interest of the people.
The PDA appreciated the State Government and all machineries that have been successfully working round the clock for the past four months in combating the global COVID-19 pandemic. It appreciated all the frontline workers, church organizations, tribal hohos, mass based organizations, civil societies, political parties and NGOs for making extraordinary sacrifices and jointly working with the State Government to overcome the hurdles and challenges posed by the pandemic.
The PDA further appreciated the people of Nagaland who have extended cooperation to the Government in following lockdown guidelines and observing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). It further appealed to all sections to continue to observe the SOPs and the advisories in the most disciplined fashion so that we can collectively support each other in all our common goals of overcoming the challenges that lie ahead. (Page News Service)