NPF spokesperson Achumbemo Kikon addressing the media at the party headquarters in Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima: The Nagaland Opposition on Friday slammed the ruling National Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) government after governor RN Ravi reportedly directed the state’s police chief to “register a criminal case, seize the guns and arrest the culprits” following the controversy around a newly married couple brandishing sophisticated arms at their wedding reception in Dimapur.

Addressing a press conference at the party’s central office in Kohima, Naga People’s Front (NPP) spokesperson Achumbemo Kikon said that the intervention of governor RN Ravi in this matter “is something which is worrying the opposition party”.

Questioning whether it is the governor or the chief minister who is running the government and whether the state is having an elected popular government or not, Kikon said, “We would like to question who is running the show, who is running the government”.

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Expressing that with the existence of an elected popular government, if the governor in compulsion or is directly interfering into the day-to-day activities of the state government, it indicates that the government of the day is not capable in doing their part.

He further stated that if the governor is directly interfering on all these issues then he is trying to impose something like a President’s rule on the people of the state. “Let law takes its own course of action,” Kikon added.

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