Rio will be a remote-controlled Chief Minister: Sazo

Rio will be a remote-controlled Chief Minister: Sazo

KOHIMA, March 8: Former Speaker and senior NPF legislator Chotisuh Sazo has claimed that Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will be a BJP remote controlled Chief Minister.
Pointing out that the BJP has got six Cabinet Ministers including Deputy Chief Minister while the NDPP got only four, Sazo said Rio appears to have already been squeezed hard by the BJP. He claimed that not only the six Ministers going to the BJP, even Lok Sabha MP seat was also assured to the BJP, besides 40% posts in the Chief Minister’s Office to them (BJP).
“Going by the trend, it is clear he will be a remote-controlled Chief Minister,” Sazo was quoted as having said by the NEPS.
Extra-Constitution swearing in
Sazo also termed as “extra-Constitutional” the manner in which the first time open-air swearing in ceremony for the new NDPP-BJP Government headed by Neiphiu Rio was organized at the Kohima Local Ground on Thursday.
“We are happy that they organized an open-air swearing-in ceremony of the new Ministry at the Kohima Local Ground,” said Sazo.
However, he said nowhere in the history of the swearing-in ceremony of any governments had there been any other activities and programmes other than displaying the “National Anthem” two times – when the Governor arrives and when the swearing-in ceremony is over.
But songs and Chief Minister’s speech were among others that were displayed during the “swearing-in ceremony” that was attended among others by four Chief Ministers of the region, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, besides BJP National president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Nirmala, Kiren Rejiju, etc among others. “They are showing not only over-smartness but extra-Constitutional,” he alleged. (Page News Service)