Rejoinder to Ram Madhav’s press statement

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The BJP National General Secretary, Ram Madhav’s statement, appeared in local dailies dated 26th June 2020, based on the representation of the Party’s State President, Temjen Imna Along and Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio that his party had recommended postponement of the delimitation exercise, at its best is an insult to the Parliament of the Country and also to the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Mr Amit Shah. Mr. Ram Madhav should have been wiser while making such statements for the reason that delimitation is a constitutional obligation enacted by the Parliament, not a petty party matter, to ensure equal opportunity of development to all sections of the society.

The BJP National General Secretary seems to have forgotten that the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister has in their wisdom and ardent desire to establish a Nation of unity, progress and peace through equal opportunities to all its citizens in every State of the country has notified the unfinished deferred task of delimitation in the States of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, the process for which began in 2002. Mr. Madhav also must have been sleeping over what the Union Home Minister Amit Shah had told recently to Nagaland Chief Minister that delimitation has to be implemented in Nagaland on priority in contravention to the Naga issue that Rio suggested, as an excuse, was different from delimitation.

Mr. Ram Madhav being the National General Secretary of BJP, the ruling party in the country should have impressed upon the leaders of the State to abide by the policies of the Parliament and the commandment of the Constitution of the Country. Unmindful of the position he holds, it is unfortunate that Mr. Madhav had forgotten the rationale that giving room to oppose or prevent parliamentary policies from implementation in a State of the country will only encourage deviance to vested interest sections of the society.

 

Publicity Cell,

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