NPP opposes imposition of Prez Rule

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Imphal, Jan 10 (UNI) Naga People's Party (NPP) president Ng Hungyo today opposed the imposition of President's Rule in Nagaland saying that it was 'unfortunate' and has hurt the sentiments of the people.

''The imposition of Central rule before the Assembly polls is ill-timed and has dismantled the democratic setup of the government,'' Mr Hungyo opined.

The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre had undermined the wishes of the law-abiding and peace-loving people of Nagaland, he said adding that President's Rule could never solve the Naga issue.

He also alleged that the Central rule was never in the interest of the people, "but for the advantage of the Congress only".

''The Congress have always undermined and ignored the genuine interests and aspiration of the Nagas right from the time of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's prime ministership,'' he said adding that the rule had "exposed the dictatorship" of Congress.

He further opined that the regional parties should form the government in the North East as they unnderstand the sentiments and needs of people better.

''The Central Rule in any of the NE states will not solve law and order or insurgency problems, rather it will jeopardise the wishes of the people, yearning for peace and lasting solution once and for all,'' he said.

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