NPF appalled by Nagaland CM’s “callous attitude”
KOHIMA | SEPT 21, 2020:
The Opposition NPF, on Monday, stated that it was appalled by the Nagaland CM's callous attitude concerning Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton's case
In a press release, the Naga People's Front (NPF) said it was appalled by the alleged callous and indifferent attitude displayed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio concerning the Nagaland Lokayukta's investigation into Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton's "infamous remark complaint case" filed by a concerned youth of the state.
In a 31-page order signed on September 18, it was learnt that Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh had observed that the Chief Minister "kept a veiled contempt for the rule of law" as he has disappointingly failed to assist the Lokayukta in a manner befitting his office for reasons best known to him, the release stated.
The opposition party further stated that the order reflects the poor state of affairs in the entire government machinery where the immoral practice of manipulating the system according to those who are at the helm of affairs has reached its zenith.
The NPF also recalled that the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) in August sought to remove Nagaland's Lokayukta from his office by writing to the Supreme Court alleging impropriety and abuse of power as reasons.
"In the light of the Lokayukta order under discussion, we are convinced that the futile attempt was a pre-emptive effort by the PDA government to oust the Nagaland Lokayukta from his office before he could make these scathing observations in his judgement in the Deputy CM case," it stated.
Meanwhile, the release stated that the NPF agrees with the judgement and observation of the Nagaland Lokayukta wherein he had pointed out the irregularities committed by the Chief Minister and the PDA government.