Government sans opposition is an insult to Nagas: NPCC

By FrontierManipur | Published On 20th Jul, 2021, 11:17 GMT+0530

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The NPCC said that forming an opposition-less government is not the solution at this juncture, but an obstacle towards implementation of Naga political solution and pointed out that instead of fooling the people, all 60 MLAs should immediately resign from assembly for an early Naga political solution

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Special Correspondent

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Tuesday said that the decision of the NPF to join the PDA coalition government comes as no surprise, given the fact that the main opposition party with 26 MLAs (now 25 MLAs) has been the most silent opposition bench in the history of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for the past 40 months.

The NPCC, through its communication department, however, added that taking pretext of Naga political issue to converge into an opposition-less Government was an insult to the people of Nagaland as their main objective was to raid the state exchequer and enjoy the perks of office while delaying the implementation of Naga political solution.

The NPCC also said that the NPF which won 26 seats in 2018 Assembly elections mainly on the “plank of anti-Hindutva narrative” is back to square one.

“Their association with BJP ever since its formation and allowing BJP to be part of all three DAN coalition governments from 2003 to 2018 cannot be missed out,” NPCC said and added that their continued association with the BJP in Manipur since March 2017 had always tainted their professed secular image even after parting with BJP in Nagaland before 2018 assembly elections.

Therefore, the NPCC said, the NPF throwing in the “towel” before BJP and NDPP at this crucial juncture in Naga political history is a total sellout of their regional pride at the altar of Hindutva politics.

“With the meek decision of NPF to surrender once again, two schools of thought have clearly emerged in Nagaland. One is espoused by BJP, NDPP & NPF to delay the Naga political solution and promote Hindutva politics and Congress on the other end, firmly standing for implementing the Naga political solution and upholding secularism at any cost,” it further added.

The NPCC further said that it once again reiterates that forming an opposition-less government is not the solution at this juncture, but an obstacle towards implementation of Naga political solution and pointed out that instead of fooling the people, all 60 legislators should immediately resign from Nagaland Legislative Assembly if they are sincere enough to pave the way for an early Naga political solution.

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