Monday, January 30, 2023

NDPP-BJP announcement, a ‘tight slap to Naga people’: WC, NNPGs

Working Committee (WC) of the NNPGs took strong exception to the July 26 declaration on continuance of BJP-NDPP seat sharing alliance for the 2023 Assembly election, terming it as a “tight slap to Naga people” when there was clamour among Nagas for early solution to the Naga political issue.
In a communiqué, WC media cell pointed out that barring one legislator who was undergoing treatment, all 59 members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) had unanimously adopted “an unprecedented, unequivocal and decisive four-point resolutions, shedding off all apprehensions and ambiguity” in appealing to the political leadership of India to announce and sign an inclusive, honorable Indo-Naga political agreement with the Naga negotiators, that all official negotiations concluded on October 31, 2019.
However, it said ten days after the resolution the joint statement of BJP and NDPP, appended by Nagaland BJP in-charge Nalin Kohli and NDPP secretary general Abu Metha, came as a tight slap to Naga people. WC said that the fourth point declaring 40:20 seat sharing formula between NDPP and BJP for the upcoming polls, was a betrayal on the integrity of all 60 legislators and United Democratic Alliance partners, who ten days earlier, appealed to Prime Minister to ink an inclusive and honourable Indo-Naga political agreement.
WC said that all Naga stakeholders appreciated the wisdom of elected representatives for openly declaring and informing the Nagas and Government of India that they were prepared to facilitate and pave the way for a transitional arrangement.

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