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Congress demands Nagaland Govt's ouster

The CLP has demanded dismissal of the DAN ruling government for its alleged financial mismanagement.

india Updated: Dec 01, 2005 22:53 IST

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in a representation submitted to state Governor Shyamal Datta recently has demanded dismissal of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government for its alleged financial mismanagement and embezzlement of public money.

In the representation issued by MLA and CLP member, KV Pusa, the CLP drew the attention of the Governor to a statement said to have been issued by the NPF president attacking former finance minister K Therie for alleged financial irregularities and embezzlement of public money. In the statement the NPF president had also demanded Therie's resignation from the Assembly. The NPF is a part of the ruling coalition.

The CLP in its representation to the Governor said the statement of the NPF president had only confirmed what the Congress had been alleging. The party said its earlier demand for a white paper on the utilisation of the Rs 365 crore one-time central grant provided to the state government by the NDA government to settle all liabilities would be a case in point. The CLP said the NPF led DAN government had later issued a white paper that had been rejected by the Congress, as it was a mere "eye wash". "It clearly shows the lack of coordination, consistency, transparency and the extent of corruption the present DAN government is indulging in thereby depriving the general public of development," the CLP said.

The CLP alleged that while the DAN government had all along denied any financial misdoings, the "revelation" by the NPF president was "clear evidence of financial misappropriation". The CLP also highlighted the "text book scam" and the "bogus appointment" case of 2004-05 in the Department of School Education and said in the light of the financial misconduct and embezzlement of public money, the DAN government led by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio owed an explanation to the people of Nagaland and had no right to remain in power.

First Published: Dec 01, 2005 22:53 IST