NPCC extends support to call for shut-down
DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 14: NPCC Chief K Therie has said that the September 16 business shutdown, announced by Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), to protest rampant multiple and illegal taxations by NPGs and Government agencies, is a grim reminder of how the elected Government has failed the people and the State.
“The State Government run by regional parties like NPF and NDPP together with BJP have only managed to create a situation where they have allowed illegal taxations to flourish while condemning law abiding citizens to live under constant threat posed by nefarious elements who were allowed to hijack the writ of the State”, he said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to Therie, Nagaland Government cannot absolve itself from the mess by shifting focus to the unresolved Naga political issue.
“It is an irony that the State Government and its agencies has become the biggest extortionist thereby setting trend for nefarious elements taking shelter in various NPGs to increase their activities. Extortion is now the only full-fledged industry in Nagaland and is no longer cottage industry as perceived in earlier times. This is the only achievement of regional parties, NPF and now NDPP running the Government with BJP since 2003”, he said.
Therie also said that the silence of the public has only aggravated the plight with sky-rocketing prices on every market item.
“We extend our solidarity to the call for business shutdown in Dimapur on September 16 by DCCI and the state-wide shut-down called by Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CNCCI). We urge upon every right thinking citizens irrespective of political affiliations to come forward and hold the elected Government accountable for abdicating their duty and responsibility towards the people”, he added.
(Page News Service)