Zeliang demands accurate deficit figure

Zeliang demands accurate deficit figure

Dimapur, March 28: Leader of Opposition, T R Zeliang has urged the Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly to direct the Chief Minister to reconcile the accurate deficit figure at the earliest and bring to the notice of all the members and the people of Nagaland in order to clear the cloud and maintain accountability and transparency.
In a letter to the Speaker, Zeliang asked him to refer to the budget discussion on March 26, on the point of order whereby he had sought clarification from the Chief Minister to furnish the correct reconciled deficit figure as on 31st March 2014 against 2013-2014.
Zeliang termed it unfortunate that the budget was passed without furnishing the deficit figure and clarification in the house. The figure of deficit mentioned in the Governor’s address was only a projected amount and not the confirmed figure of 2013-2014 from RBI, he said.
“As Speaker of the House, your observation on the contradictory statement given by the Leader of the House on the subject in question has created confusion in the minds of the members both in Opposition and the Treasury Bench,” Zeliang stated.
(Page News Service)