Thursday, February 2, 2023

RPP launches online signature campaign for President’s Rule

Rising People’s Party (RPP) has launched an online campaign seeking dismissal of the UDA government and imposition of President’s Rule in the State.
The campaign has been launched through online portal and aims to gather at least 10,000 signatures, which would then be submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a resolute action.
In a statement, the party recalled that it had submitted a representation to the Central government on May 12 this year pleading for President’s Rule in Nagaland on grounds of financial emergency in the State.
The situation had worsened a lot since then and it was only befitting that RPP continued to raise the issue on behalf of the suffering public, the statement added.
RPP also reiterated some of the “dis-honourable achievements” of the ruling coalition, which included Nagaland being bracketed as Worst Performing State under six parameters – poverty, health, affordable energy, sustainable cities, industries and infrastructure – as per SDGI index (NITI Aayog) 2021; Worst Performing State as per State Energy and Climate index (SECI), 2022 of NITI Aayog (ranked 33rd out of 35 States and eight Union Territories); perpetual deficit State budget (minus Rs 2,212.74 crore for 2022-23); non-payment of salaries to 130,000 State government employees; fiscal irresponsibility as per the latest CAG report, including fraudulent withdrawals amounting to thousands of crores of rupees in almost all government departments.
Further, the party pointed out that Nagaland had been ranked as the Worst Performing State under National Health Index 2019-20 (NITI Aayog), while Nagaland University was ranked as the worst in the Northeast with score in the 151-200 band under National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF).
As per the latest NITI Aayog Innovative Index 2021 released on July 21, 2022, Nagaland was the worst and the last ranked State among the “NE and Hilly States” comprising 10 states. Also, Nagaland High Court building remained incomplete even after 15 years, while Nagaland was presently the only State in India without a medical college.
RPP also cited non-implementation of Centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) and non-release/parking of CSS funds in civil deposit (CDs), breakdown of law and order situation with increase in extortion, fuel adulteration and entrenchment of syndicate system in the economy and rise in international smuggling cases, particularly with Kohima and Dimapur areas functioning as base of operations.
Under the circumstances, RPP reasoned that imposition of President’s Rule was the only solution to the ills of fiscal mismanagement and systemic corruption plaguing the State under the UDA government.
The party appealed to the suffering public to contribute to a better Nagaland by signing the petition through the link

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