Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has claimed that the total amount of money spent by all the candidates from 60 constituencies during the recently held assembly elections would be much more than the state’s annual budget.
This was stated by NPCC president Supongmeren Jamir at the press conference at the District Congress Committee office Mokokchung. He said that at such a rate the people cannot expect much from the government. Besides, he said presently there was an opposition-less government where all 60 legislators were sitting together under one umbrella and there was no one to stand up for the common people.
The Congress is presently on a state wide tour with the purpose of reaching out to the grassroots and feel the pulse with the respective DCCs and ACCCs. Jamir said NPCC want to feel the pulse of the people to know how they were coping up and whether they were deprived of their rights.
Slamming the opposition-less government, he said the MLAs should know their responsibilities as they were elected by the people. He said Congress, if voted to power, would “definitely” fight and stand up for the people.
Jamir pointed out that “When they are not comfortable, we therefore don’t expect them to deliver the goods to the people.”
He called upon all responsible citizens including the civil society organisations and NGOs to come together and constructively stand for the rights of the people. Jamir said Congress party though being in opposition for around 20 years was there for the people.
He said the party had gained immense experience and that the party was now ready to lead the people. “We are now in a capacity to fight corruption and in a position to stand and lead the people,”, Jamir added.
On setting up a Congress candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Jamir said that the party would definitely field a candidate. He however, said that the party was not in a hurry and would select a candidate who could really stand for the people.
Earlier, NPCC president and other frontal leaders held meeting with party workers. The president was accompanied by a host of senior party officials and other leaders.