Apropos Lotha Students Union (LSU) and Lotha Hoho censure Chief Minister and State BJP President on delimitation issue published in the Morung Express on 26th June 2020, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Mokokchung Region bring forward the following facts and references in order to clear the doubts created by the unfortunate publication in the minds of the Nagas. The allegation and condemned of our Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Neiphiu Rio for forwarding the decision of the State Cabinet for the postponement of the present notification of delimitation exercise in his own capacity is completely unfounded and insensible, he exercised his bound duty on behalf of the State government but not on his own interest as alleged by the two aforementioned apex bodies. Further it is very much imprudent on the part of the two apex bodies of the Lothas terming the decision of the State Cabinet as the decision of a ‘few vested individuals’, so also terming it as ‘unfair and tribalistic attitude’ which comes out as unfortunate and immature.
Whereas it was discussed and agreed upon in the Cabinet meeting held on 2nd March 2020 and the same was conveyed to the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs GoI by the Principal Secretary, Home GoN on 4th March 2020 for special consideration.
Thereafter, the Hon’ble Chief Minister while addressing the 45th General Conference of Nagaland Civil Service Association (NCSA) on 5th March 2020 at RCEMPA Jotsoma he stated that the State Cabinet was of the view that since the Naga Political issue is in very advance stage for the final solution and also anticipated increase of Assembly Constituencies this delimitation exercise should be deferred.
Subsequently, on the 12th March 2020, Chief Minister wrote to Shri. Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Home Minister that, the delimitation exercise on the basis of 2001 census at this crucial juncture is not advisable and it is recommended that the process may be kept in abeyance for sometime.
Under the given reason and circumstances the NDPP Mokokchung Region feels that the Chief Minister and the State BJP President has not taken any deceitful step to hurt the sentiments of any particular tribe or individuals at any point of time. Therefore, the NDPP Mokokchung Region appeal to all right thinking Citizens of Nagaland to understand the situation and give its fullest support to the decision of the PDA government.
the, 2nd July, 2020
N. Bendang Jamir
NDPP Mokokchung Region.
S. Bendang Aier
NDPP Mokokchung Region