Tuesday, May 30, 2023

NPCC welcomes WC’s decision to prevent election for solution

Welcoming the decision of the Working Committee of NNPGs to “prevent election for solution”, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) said it was also the desire of the party to see the implementation of solution at the earliest.
“Congress will stand with them. If BJP and Alliance do not file nomination, we shall not file nominations. We want implementation of solution under President’s Rule,” NPCC president K. Therie stated.
Therie recalled that in 1998, NPC did not take part in the election on the same slogan and Congress returned to power almost unopposed. He said the same slogan was raised again in 2018, during which some senior Congress leaders trusting the “Solution not Election” slogan prevented All India Congress Committee from preparing for election. “Just before filing nominations, AICC directed to file nominations in case other political parties filed nominations and we were wiped out,” Therie stated.
Therie, however, asked whether NNPGs could really prevent election under any circumstance with future at stake, as it would amount to failure of Constitutional machineries before the World and will reflect on the BJP government at the Centre. He said that if the roadblock to implementation of solution is not removed, people would continue to suffer more and even “lose our identity and religion.”
Terming the Framework Agreement as a “gentlemen’s agreement”, signed on behalf of the nation and in full public view, Therie said no party can go back from the Agreement. “If there is any misinterpretation or misunderstanding, it is not the fault of the public,” he stated.
Lamenting that seven years have passed after signing of the FA, Therie said the aspiration of the people has been clearly written on the wall- to implement solution. People want peace, safety and security, one government, one tax and development, he said, adding that both sides (Centre and NSCN I-M) had agreed that within FA, details and execution plan were to be worked out shortly, for implementation.
Asserting that the stakeholders have endorsed the implementation of Working Committee’s Agreed Position (AP) for Nagaland, Therie said if AP is implemented, it would lead to other solutions. He, therefore, said there was no reason as to why AP should not be implemented in Nagaland. The matter was purely in the hands of the Central government, he added.
With “stakeholders” rejecting the PAN Naga Hoho” and the Centre making its stand clear that flag and constitution were non-negotiable, Therie said there was nothing more to negotiate for Nagaland.
Therie further went on to state that though the state government had committed to pave the way “albeit hypocritically”, the Core Committee had nothing to do with in the negotiation.
He said Union Home Minister entrusting the Core Committee to convince NSCN (I-M) was something like asking a child to convince his father, adding that the UDA leadership lacked courage to mediate between Centre and the NSCN (I-M). He also alleged that UDA and NSCN (I-M) were hand in glove and that “what NSCN (I-M) speaks, the chief minister also speaks in the same language and tone.”
Therie was of the view that solution with NSCN (I-M) would impact more on the stakeholders of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore, he said there can be solution if chief ministers of both the states are taken into confidence.
Meanwhile, the party chief has directed all Congress rank and file to continue preparation in all seriousness for electoral battle “to remove the roadblock to solution, growth and expansion.”
Given opportunity, he said Congress government would cooperate with Naga national workers and the Centre to implement the solutions.


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