Wednesday, June 7, 2023

CM hints at opposition-less govt; accepts support from other parties


Hinting at the probability and importance of an opposition-less government, state chief minister Neiphiu Rio said Wednesday that all the elected representatives had given him their unconditional letters of support towards the government.
He said that copies of the letter had been submitted to the Governor while another had been submitted to the Assembly Secretariat. Rio said he had discussed the issue with BJP leaders who had all agreed that when someone extends their support towards the government, it would be improper to turn it down. In order to find a solution to the vexed Naga issue, Rio said it was important for the members to stay united.
On the ENPO demand, Rio said since Nagas were a family the people have to help out each other and resolve any issues that needed to be addressed.
He suggested that even if there was an opposition-less government, members should hold debates and question each other even in the Assembly. Sharing his opinion on the issue of NPF claiming itself as the “real Naga party”, Rio said no one should make such tall and false claims and brag around.
Rio recalled that after he revived the party (NPF), which was reduced to zero in the assembly, it had been in alliance with BJP since 2003 and even now it was sharing power with BJP in Manipur. On the occasion, Rio also urged the party workers to work for the welfare of the people and be proactive in guiding the government towards development.
Earlier, delivering short speech, minister for Women Resource Development & Horticulture, Salhoutuonuo Kruse attributed her success to God’s providence. She said it was a huge achievement and also a learning experience for her.
Advisor school education & SCERT, Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, also spoke at the programme. The programme was chaired by NDPP Kohima region working president Keduolhoulie Huozha while invocation was given by Phezoucha Baptist Church pastor Keduoneituo Yhome. NDPP vice president, Prasielie Pienyü , conveyed greeting while special numbers were presented by NDPP vocal band and Kenei Metha.
It may be recalled that Nagaland Post had reported likely imminent on formation of the third opposition-less government, to have all on board so as to ensure peaceful Naga solution.


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