Dimapur, Nov. 18 (EMN): State chief minister, TR Zeliang, has sought the cooperation from all section of the society to eradicate the deep-rooted vices of corruption in the system as he said the government alone cannot cleanse the system.
Zeliang stated this during a prayer day programme held in the State Banquet Hall along with members of the Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC) and State legislators today. The prayer day was observed seeking God’s guidance for leaders and permanent peace in the State. The service, led by State Chaplain Rev. Kuzierang Thou, was well-attended by legislators and members from various prayer groups.
During the sharing hour, chief minister TR Zeliang appealed to the large congregation to pray for Nagaland which has been confronted with many challenges and is in need of great change.
“To eradicate the vices of corruption which is deep-rooted in the system, the government needs the support from all sections of the society. We all talk about evils of corruption and want corruption-free state but nobody seems to be serious on the ground. We talk about clean election but evil practice persists. Change has to come from everyone. Government alone cannot do. There should be a code of conduct to be agreed upon by all politicians. If Mizoram can have a clean election, why can’t Nagaland?” a CMO press release stated quoting the chief minister.
On Naga political issue he said, “All Nagas pray for political solution but don’t come out with concrete resolution. We talk about peace in the State but nobody seems working seriously for peace. I personally believe there should be a starting point. And that has to be from the top. My government is serious and relentlessly pursuing for permanent peace.”
Zeliang further suggested the NBCC to play their important role and invite tribal hohos and NNPGs to come together to resolve Naga political issue.
“Situation has changed today and it’s time to talk. This is God-given opportunity for us to come together for solution. Let us not miss it,” Zeliang added.