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Solution to the protracted Indo-Naga Political issue before poll a far cry, says Congress

INC's Supriya Shrinate addressing a press conference on February 13

“How many times will the NDPP-BJP coombine belittle the aspirations and demands of the Naga people, asks the Congress party.

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

As Nagaland goes to polls along with Tripura, and Meghalaya, on February 27, chairperson, for social media and digital platforms, AICC, Supriya Shrinate, on Monday has said that the people of Nagaland need to know on the issue of “election for solution” which was “promised” to them in the 2018 election.
Terming the NDPP-BJP ruled government since five years in the state as “shameful”, and a “Colossal Jumla” for the tag “Election for Solution”, Supriya while addressing media persons at Shunammite Inn, 2 1/2 Mile, Dimapur, recounted that in 2018, Nagaland gave the BJP and its partners a chance as they promised an “election for solution” to the protracted Naga political issues but lamented that five years have passed yet nothing fruitful has been seen and the same people are once again seeking votes in the name of of “solution”.
“How many times will they belittle the “aspirations and demands of the Naga people”, she questioned.

On development in the state of Nagaland, Supriya said that on need to simply step outside of Dimapur and the capital city, Kohima, to other districts particularly Eastern Nagaland,, where one could experience the “real” of the roads and infrastructure ridicule the false claims of development.
She alleged that with the growth in wealth and assets of Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, doesn’t amount to development of the state and it explains the massive corruption in the rulling government and the patronage they enjoy.
“A lid may have been put in the case against Rio filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), but that conspicuous silence explained the ” unholy nexus” of corruption at the heart of decision making in the state of Nagaland”, she further added.
On Nagaland State BJP Temjen Imna Along’s recent press conference held at Niathu Resort, Chumukedima, Supriya voiced against that the BJP has mistook Niathu Resort for development by citing two glaring examples of lack of development under his area.

Erratic Power Supply
All claims of “double engine” the present Nagaland government have ” fall flat” if one sees the erratic power supply in the state, what efforts have been made to ensure 24×7 power supply in this so-called “double engine ” government, she questioned.

Water Supply
On the issue of water supply in the state, Supriya Shrinate said that the prime minister, Narendra Modi, may continue to make false claims about “Nal Se Jal” in the Parliament but questioned why he does not fulfill his “bogus promises and tall claims” in Nagaland while informing that she was told that the residents of Kohima save the waters from washed clothes and untensils to be used in sanitary and flush.

Eastern Nagaland Languishing
On the issue of the grievances of the people of Eastern Nagaland, Supriya said due to the continued betrayal in this region and glossing over lack of basic amenities there, the people has been languishing in development, she promised that the AICC would build a “mini secretariat” at Tuensang.

Nagaland Worst Performing State
As per NITI Ayog report of Northeastern Region District Sustainable Development Goal Index, Supriya Shrinate said Nagaland has been declared as the worst performer on poverty alleviation, health and well-being and infrastructure.

Aspirations of Youth Denied
Rampant corruption and lack of development in Nagaland has made the youth suffer the most. In a state where every house has a sportsman, there is no access to world class sporting facilities. No effort has been made by this present government to move the “needle on jobs” either, she said.
Supriya Shrinate later stated that AICC”s main priorities were to focus on increasing monthly old age pension to Rs 3000, mini secretariat at Tuensang, full and timely payment of MGNREGA dues, interest free loans for higher education, clean drinking water to every household, compulsory vocational youth training after HSLC, and review demand for Old Pension scheme.

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