NSCN-IM’s integrity in danger: Imkong
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 15: Nagaland Congress Legislature Party leader I Imkong today said that the greatest loser in the aftermath of the Lok Sabha election was the NSCN-IM, whose credibility has come under question by their involvement in the electioneering process and dismissed the latter’s denial of their non-involvement.

Stating that though the Congress has lost one seat in the State but has won at the Centre and claimed that the greatest loser was the NSCN-IM whose credibility has come under question.

Supporting his statement, he said that the party has sufficient documentary proof of the NSCN-IM’s involvement in the electioneering process, which was also confirmed by district officials.

The opposition leader said some underground leaders were seen canvassing along with the DAN Ministers for the consensus candidate in full view of the public.

He, therefore, questioned the denial of the NSCN of their non-involvement in the electioneering process.

Talking to media persons at his residence here he said the party would like to see what course of action the Election Commission would initiate over the armed cadres for their involvement in the election, which has been mentioned in the representation.

He also alleged that one Samuel along with some of the cadres have beaten up three persons at Changtongya town on the election day, who were hospitalized.

He questioned the GPRN what course of action it would initiate on the erring cadres.

Imkong has all praise over the gesture of the Mao Council, who had urged the GPRN to follow its age-old principle of “No election but solution”.

He ridiculed the statement of the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio who said that Nagaland had the most peaceful and democratic election with the highest turnout.

Dismissing his claim, Imkong asked whether Rio controlled the underground organization under whose influence DAN candidate was elected or whether the underground controlled him.

He speculated that State Assembly would experience tremor after July 7 when downsizing comes into effect.

He said that Congress would consistently work towards the Naga political process by maintaining equi-distance while asserting its earlier stand that an interlocutor has to be a politician and statesman who commands respect both at the Centre and the State.

Asked as to the contributing factor, which let down the BJP-led NDA government, Imkong said that 70 per cent of the people in the country were not touched by the popularity of “India Shining and Feel Good Factor”.