Zeliang attacks ‘2-faced’ PDA Govt; Urges Nagas to vote for Apok Jamir

Zeliang attacks ‘2-faced’ PDA Govt; Urges Nagas to vote for Apok Jamir
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Dimapur, May 17: Leader of NPF Legislature Party, TR Zeliang today made scathing attacks against PDA Government for what he alleged was “the hypocritical acts” practiced in just two months of being in power.
Addressing public gathering at Wokha Town and Longmisa village as part of the campaign tour for the upcoming Lok Sabha bye-elections, Zeliang said that the PDA promise of ‘quality, transparency and accountability’ became clearly visible in just two months time.
Reiterating on how the much-hyped anti-VIP culture has become mere lip service even as the PDA Government made several appointments while putting unlimited stress on the State exchequer, Zeliang charged the two-faced PDA Government of practicing ‘backdoor VIP appointments.’
Zeliang further called upon the Nagas to vote for NPF candidate, C. Apok Jamir and show critics that NPF party was the only party that represented the voice of the Nagas. “We have to show the world that the mandate of the Nagas is with the NPF Party,” he stated.
Stressing on how important it is for the Lok Sabha representative to be from a regional party who will have no obligation to any high command but focus on the welfare of the State and its people, the Leader of Opposition said that with the experience that Apok Jamir has, as an ex-MP of Rajya Sabha 1998-2004 and two times legislator in the State, the Nagas will significantly benefit by sending him to Parliament as the Lok Sabha representative.
“Unlike other times, more importance should be given to the upcoming Parliamentary Elections and we must elect C. Apok Jamir as he will be representing the entire Naga race at the Parliament,” he said.
While taking a dig at PDA Government for its infamous slogan ‘change is coming’, Zeliang said that real change has to come from inside and not from outside. “It has to start from top to bottom not from bottom to top,” he said.
Huska Yepthomi, NPF working president, speaking at Longmisa village, Mokokchung said that Rio deceived the whole Nagas by going to Lok Sabha with the promise that he will work for the welfare of the Nagas while the fact was that his attendance in parliament was not even 10% of the total working days.
“What issues did he raise in Parliament for the Nagas,” he queried.
Meanwhile, the NPF campaign team is scheduled to cover parts of Mokokchung and Tuensang District on Friday.
(Page News Service)