Kohima, March 14: The state Congress today released a booklet, highlighting corruption in the 11-year-old Naga People’s Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government and discussed strategies for the Lok Sabha election.
The booklet, 11 years of misrule of DAN government, highlights corruption in almost all government departments. Graft will be the party’s primary poll plank and it hopes to win the lone seat on this issue. It will also focus on long-pending Naga political issues.
All top party functionaries, legislators, former party candidates, officials of PCC, district Congress committees and frontal bodies attended the meeting.
The PCC has faced debacle in elections since 2003 because of leadership crisis. Party top leaders, however, are confident of doing well in this Lok Sabha election.
Congress candidate K.V. Pusa, a former PCC president and a former minister, expressed confidence of winning the seat, saying people were fed up with graft in the Neiphiu Rio-led DAN government.
The party will begin its campaign on March 25. It hopes to woo the voters with at least 40 star campaigners, including former chief minister K.L. Chishi, former finance minister K. Therie and former PCC president I. Imkong. All former party candidates will also campaign in their respective constituencies. PCC general secretary (administration) Medokhul Sophie said they were trying to bring Rahul Gandhi. Rahul is expected to visit Kohima.
The DAN will kick off its campaign from March 27 in Dimapur.
The Nagaland government has re-constituted the State-level Committee for Redress of Complaints in connection with sexual harassment of women employees of the state government at their work place.
The complaint committee’s chairperson is commissioner and secretary, industries and commerce, L.H. Thangi Mannen, its member secretary is deputy secretary, personnel and administrative reforms, Renboni Mozhui, and its other members are commissioner and secretary, school education, Imkonglemba Ao, secretary, excise and women’s development Ramongo Lotha, secretary home Lithrongla G. Chishi, additional secretary, justice and law Khanrinla T. Koza and advocate Hekani Jakhalu.
The committee will receive complaints from any state government woman employee who is a victim of sexual harassment at her work place, probe the complaint in accordance with the Central/State Civil Services (Conduct) Rules and suggest measures for its redressal. It will also take measures to create awareness about the rights of women employees. It shall submit an annual report to the department of personnel and administrative reforms with details of the complaints, if any, made to it and the action thereof.