‘Surgical strike on citizens who applied for relief fund’- TR Zeliang

Kohima, April 28 (NE): Amid Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for stranded citizens of Nagaland credit and debit issues, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister, TR Zeliang attacked the govt for its lack of preparation before making such big announcements and calls it ‘a surgical strike on citizens who applied for relief fund.’

Taking to his official social media account, TR questioned that Youths and Students are our tomorrow and the backbone of society, but are we treating them right and just?

This ‘Announcer’ Government, as they so love to announce without any real work on ground, has once again done a surgical strike on those who applied for relief and were elated and waiting with high hopes for some assistance. But as it turns out, it wasn’t a relief but a disbelief after-all, he added.

The so called relief being credited and then debited on the same day with no plausible reasons, speaks the duplicity of the Government while doling out help.

TR further accused the govt saying that, the giving away seems much more complicated to the Government. Starting from confidential data of the applicants being leaked, to now debiting the credited amount in a span of few hours, this Government surely is something, he added.

Questioning the silence from government, TR asked, What’s more abhorrent is that, there hasn’t been any official clarification as to why this has happened other than a lame ‘TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN’ from Branch Manager SBI.

Further, what powers are vested upon banks to debit sums from someone’s personal account without the permission and knowledge of the account holder?

Stating this as open display of the incompetence with which the State is being run at the moment, Why are the Students, Working Professionals and those under treatment outside the State made to undergo such insensitive acts from the Government, he questioned.

He urged the authorities to step up and perform and see to it that no person who is stranded outside the State, away from home and family, is denied the assistance which has been announced.

‘May there be more deeds on the ground and not just words after words from this Government’, TR wrote.