NPCC demands immediate release of dues to ACVOA, ex gratia for victims of Tseminyu accident

Kohima: Logistic challenges due to human folly avoidable, Nagaland Congress says

BY | Monday, 6 November, 2023

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has on Monday demanded the state government to immediately release the dues owed to the commercial vehicle owners of Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Phek, Peren and Longleng districts. In the same press release, NPCC said that it was “a matter of great sadness and collective shame” that the families of the deceased of Kandinu accident were yet to receive the ex gratia promised to them.

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While supporting the “chakka bandh” imposed by the aggrieved owners of commercial vehicles in six districts, Nagaland Congress urged the government to clear the payments immediately and “put an end to the inconveniences faced by the people of the affected districts.” It stated that the districts already face “logistic challenges by nature” and that such hindrance due to” human folly” was avoidable with the “most basic of interventions expected of any elected government.”

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On the ex gratia to families of Kandinu accident victims, NPCC stated that it was a “shame” to have to remind the state government to keep its promise.

Eight persons lost their lives on 20th September 2023, when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a truck in Kandinu area in Tseminyu. The same day Nagaland’s Chief Minister had announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh each for the deceased as ex gratia.

To resolve both issues, NPCC hoped that the state government will find “ethical and moral wherewithal to aspire for a little bit more than they do now.”

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