DIMAPUR, Oct 30 - Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has slammed the Nagaland Assembly for losing its freedom to raise questions and discuss issues.
Members of the House assemble �for 15 minutes to fulfil constitutional requirements, to enable them to withdraw public funds,� NPCC president K Therie said in a statement. �We are experiencing an opposition-less government with absolute power to absolutely corrupt,� he stated in a recent statement.
Therie said the NPCC had passed a resolution on alleged corrupt practices and burning issues confronting Nagaland at its general session in Kohima recently and said these were a consequence of loss of political accountability of the DAN Government in the State.
Among the resolutions, the NPCC alleged that the State Budget of Rs 14,000 crore vanished into thin air and all Centrally Sponsored Scheme funds misappropriated. The party also alleged that during July 2016, MGNREGA funds to the tune of Rs 470 crore were released, which were sufficient to enable payment of 70 manday wages, but the money had been �snatched from the hands of helpless villagers.�
The State Congress also alleged that the MLAs �pocketed Rs 1 crore each� from the above fund. Therie also disclosed that the party had submitted a memorandum to the Governor for appointment of an impartial commission headed by a retired justice of a high court. However, the NPCC said though the Governor had been issuing statement against corruption, �he has not acted on our memorandum.�
�Development has come to a halt,� the Congress said pointing to roads that �look more like streams� and taking the State backward to the 19th century while other States were moving forward with four-lane, six-lane roads, flyovers, metro railways and better air connectivity.
It also pointed to the erratic power supply and interruptions and added that people in foothill areas still depend solely on private ring wells when hundreds and thousands of crores of rupees have been supposedly spent for augmentation of drinking water. The party also slammed the government for not paying salaries and still continuing with backdoor employment.
The NPCC also hit out at the DAN Government for failing to respond to the �distress call of the people� and leaving them defenceless, saying the government has avoided making decisions. It cited the incidents in Tuensang and Kiphire districts, the February 6 incident at Yayi river under Rurur village where properties were destroyed in daylight.
The Pradesh Congress blamed the government for failing to anticipate and control the situation and failing yet to compensate and rehabilitate victims. The party also hit out at the NPF for having an alliance with �a political party which has an open agenda of Hinduism� despite knowing that Christians continue to be persecuted in parts of India under the �cloud of BJP�.
The NPCC asserted that �NPF alliance with BJP is a challenge to Christian faith� and saw no reason why �Christians should promote anti-Christians�. It alleged that the inability of NPF to control greed identifies them as �morally low class people� who were sacrificing even their faith for lust of money. It said power has gone to the heads of �opportunists, political turncoats and leaders� who have no concern for people but claim that they had �come together for political solution� and instead, lacking �political will and courage to initiate.�