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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

Developments in capital is for Naga people, not for Angamis alone: Dr Shurhozelie

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Kohima, 25 July, (Asiantribune.com): Nagaland Minister for Planning and Urban Development Dr Shurhozelie said the DAN Government had been doing a lot of developmental works since it came to power in 2003.

Talking to “Asian Tribune here in his residence, the Minister said whatever “Plan money” they got as “financial assistance” had been “judiciously used with proper monitoring.”

He said there had been 38 projects for the state under the Urban Development Ministry and out of which, only 8 were for state capital. These capital projects include Capital Cultural Hall, two Pedestrian Footbridges, Drainage Protection, IAS Transit Accommodation, Development of Parks, Pay and Use Toilets, Super Market Complex, etc.Dr Shurhozelie: "Sometimes, we felt embarrassed as it seemed blowing our own trumpet but the fact remains that there have been so much developments going on since the DAN Government came to power in the State."Dr Shurhozelie: "Sometimes, we felt embarrassed as it seemed blowing our own trumpet but the fact remains that there have been so much developments going on since the DAN Government came to power in the State."

The Minister said the projects in other districts included for the improvement of town roads at Phek, Mokokchung, Mon and Noklak, constructions of Guest Houses at Wokha, Mon and Tobu, constructions of Town Halls at Pfutsero and Phek, constructions of Indoor Stadium and Rostrum at Kiphire, constructions of Zunheboto College Building and its Hostel Building, constructions of Market Complexes at Dimapur (Kalibari and Purana Bazaar), Chumukedima, Phek, Kiphire, Kohima, Mon, etc. Constructions of the many markets have already been completed while some are in progress, the Minister stated.

Dr Shurhozelie, however, regretted that some Congress leaders including its president Hokheto Sumi continued to say that there were no developmental activities in the State, while some of them would continue to say that except a few developments in Kohima and Dimapur, nothing was there in the State.

“Sometimes, we felt embarrassed as it seemed blowing our own trumpet but the fact remains that there have been so much developments going on since the DAN Government came to power in the State,” the Minister averred. The Naga people were the best judge, he added.

As an opposition, you could give constructive criticism but making such blatant and sweeping lies that “no development was there in the state under the DAN rule” was something nobody could simply think of, said Dr Shurhozelie, who is also president of the major ruling NPF party.

He also explained that whatever developments taking place in the state capital were not for the “Angamis or the Kohima people.”

“If I construct Kohima Town Hall, Super Market, Parks, Pedestrian Footbridges in the state capital, are they for the Angamis or Kohima people,” he asked and further said, “Whatever investments and developments taking place in the state capital are for the Naga people as a whole as the capital belongs to them.”

- Asian Tribune -

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