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RPP challenges NDPP to live debate on accountability, good governance

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Dimapur, May 16: The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has challenged the ruling NDPP to a live debate on their claim that the party stands for transparency, accountability, meritocracy and good governance.
The NDPP had made the claim in a statement in response to the RPP’s demand for President’s Rule in Nagaland.
“The NDPP’s tall claim is nothing short of hilarious with 99% of the people in Facebook and other social media platforms trolling the NDPP for their comical posturing.
“But corruption issue is no laughing matter. The RPP is dead serious and would like to conduct the debate in a town hall/college auditorium in front of a live audience for which the NDPP is strongly urged to walk the talk and accept the proposal,” challenged the RPP in a press release.
The party also again appealed to the Government of India to impose President’s Rule in the State. “Having failed on all fronts, now the UDA coalition is even unable to dispense the salaries of its 130,000 employees. This includes the tens of thousands of work-charge employees whose salaries are pending for the last one and half years. It’s an unprecedented situation. Needless to say, there is a break-down of “Constitutional machinery” in the state,” the party alleged.
As far as corruption is concerned, RPP claimed that the severe indictment of the UDA coalition by the GoI through NITI Aayog is more than enough to settle the debate. “In 2021 the NITI Aayog labelled Nagaland as the Worst Performing state in the following 6 parameters – Poverty, Health, Affordable energy, Sustainable cities, Industry and Infrastructure,” it reminded.
RPP said in April 2022, the NITI Aayog again put Nagaland in the Worst Performing State category as per its State Energy and Climate Index (SECI) where Nagaland secured rank 33 out of 35 states and UTs.
“Under the circumstances, the dismissive claim of the NDPP that issues of corruption and non-disbursement of salaries are inconsequential is utterly disrespectful, immoral and shameful. Article 365 is a compelling feature of the Indian Constitution, and President’s Rule is more than applicable in a failed State such as ours,” it stated.
The RPP informed the NDPP to contact the party at to work out modalities for the debate. (Page News Service)