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Elected representatives of NPF have no dreams & vision: NPCC

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

president K Therie today alleged that the elected representatives of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) have "no dreams and vision" for the people of the state.

"We have programmed robots in the government, who are functioning without any vision and dream for the welfare and uplift of the Naga people in the State," Therie said.

He was speaking during the introductory programme of the newly appointed 17 office bearers of Pradesh Youth at Bhavan here.

Nagas of are suffering by electing "robots to suppress and dictate" for the last 15 years, Therie said while alleging that the NPF has become a 'comfort party' of the and are facilitating and supporting ideologies and principles in a Christian state like Nagaland.

He alleged that if the NPF is allowed to continue to run the government, the special rights of the Naga people guaranteed under Article 371(A) of the Constitution of "will be taken away as the in the Centre".

Nagaland and North East cannot allow our identity to be submerged with the ideologies of BJP, which is trying to rule the country by dividing the people on religious lines, he alleged.

He claimed the Congress is the only national political party in the state, which is regional in content and national in outlook while its principles and ideologies is to protect the democratic and social rights of the people, and also promoting secularism.

"Unless we change the government, Naga people will continue to suffer," he said.

On the recent results of Assembly polls in five states, the state Congress president expressed apprehensions that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were "tempered".

"EVMs can be tempered and manipulated and the voter will never know where the vote is cast even if he/she presses at the right button, but ballot papers will carry the right stamp chosen by the voter," he said..

The NPCC president said the state Congress will approach the Election Commission to conduct the 2018 election through ballot papers and not EVMs.

On the vexed unresolved Naga people issue, Therie alleged that the BJP is not "sincere" to resolve the issue because of which even the contents of framework agreement signed between the Centre and NSCN(IM) is yet to made public.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 17:57 IST