Kohima, March 12 : Nagaland again in top of controversy after 11 MLAs of Naga People’s Front (NPF) had rejected the official vehicles allotted to them and demanded top model SUVs.
Just a few days after induction of Neiphiu Rio-led new government in Nagaland, 11 newly elected legislators of NPF on Saturday (March 10) had wrote a letter to the Commissioner and Secretary of the Nagaland Legislature Assembly and demanding premium SUVs.
The assembly secretariat of Nagaland has planned to allot Duster to each MLA, but the NPF MLAs have rejected it and demanded Innova Crysta (Top Model), each costing around Rs 22 lakh.
“It is learnt that the assembly secretaries is planning to allot Duster vehicle to MLAs, we the NPF legislators have decided to not to accept the said allotment because of maintenance issue. Instead, arrangement may kindly be made for allotment of Toyota – Innova Crysta (Top Model) to all of us,” the NPF MLAs said in the letter.
The NPF MLAs who rejected the allotted Duster vehicle and demanding to allot Innova Crysta are – Kejong Chang (Tuensang Sadar –II constituency), EE Pangteang (Moka), Kuzholuzo Nienu (Phek), Imkong L Imchen (Koridang), Yitachu (Meluri), Chotisuh Sazo (Chozuba), T Torechu (Pungro Kiphire), Sazo
CL John (Tehok), Dr Imtiwapang Aier (Impur), Y Vikheho Swu (Pughoboto) and Er Picto (Atoizu).
NPF had bagged 26 seats in the Nagaland assembly elections held on February 27 last.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)