Congress demands Gov's rule in Nagaland

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Kohima, Nov 27: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has urged Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan to exercise his special powers under Article 371 A (B) of the Constitution and bring the state under his rule with immediate effect to ensure the security of the people.

A 12-member CLP delegation, led by their chief I Imkong, met the Governor yesterday at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima following the ambush upon Goa Governor and former Nagaland Chief Minister Dr S C Jamir on November 24.

In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, the CLP also alleged that the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government had ignored the attack on Mr Jamir and showed a callous attitude by not convening a Cabinet meeting to review the situation.

The CLP also lambasted the state government's attitude towards handling the silent procession to protest the attack on Mr Jamir today at Mokokchung, wherein mobs ran berserk, ransacking public property and injuring a few persons.

The CLP also questioned the DAN government and its appeasement policies, saying, ''There is no semblance of governance and the people are taking the law into their own hands with impunity, disregarding the Constitutional authority.'' Meanwhile, the CLP, in its emergency meeting held on November 24, questioned the state government as to why it had failed to provide adequate security to Goa Governor S C Jamir, despite his being under threat from the NSCN-IM.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Mr Imkong said the state Congress did not have any faith in the Neiphiu Rio-led DAN government.

He demanded the ouster of the present government for facilitating free and fair elections by promulgating Article 356 of the Constitution and urged the Governor to exercise his special powers under Article 371 A (B).


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