NPF legislature party says reaction is ‘most appalling’

The Naga People’s Front legislature party on Friday termed the “audacious behaviour” of the principal secretary of RD department, Lhoubeilatuo Kire over the allegation of ‘abnormal fund-allocation’ hurled by the party as “most appalling”.

A press statement from the legislature party on Thursday stated that the NPF legislators held a meeting in Kohima where the issue was discussed. “That the said officer could have the temerity to rally support of social organisations against leader of the NPF legislature party to the extent of serving an ultimatum to the latter, is most shocking and unbecoming of a government servant,” it stated.

The NPF legislature party also alleged that the officer took charge of the department on March 17, 2018 and not as claimed by him. It also stated that the NPF never alleged the officer of ‘indulging in corrupt practices such as taking RD money for himself, issuing of CGI sheets, misuse of department vehicles, office stationeries and so on’.

It stated that the ultimatum served to the leader of opposition was ‘unprecedented and unacceptable under democratic and parliamentary norms and procedures’; and ‘tantamount to questioning the role of every opposition MLA, inside or outside the Legislative Assembly’.

It demanded the state government to ‘initiate stringent action against’ the officer as per Service Conduct Rules; and the department of Rural Development come out with MNREGS ‘facts and figures against each and every village under Dimapur district without further delay’.

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