Friday, January 27, 2023

NTC calls for final agreement before polls

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has once again appealed to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to have “political will” and ink the final agreement before the State Assembly elections to strengthen the confidence between the people of Nagaland and the Centre, and usher in lasting peace and progress that would go a long way in building a permanent peace in the Northeast.
In an open statement on the long-awaited solution to Naga political issue, NTC through its media cell the council drew attention of the Centre on its silence to the inordinate delay in resolving the vexed Naga political issue even after more than three years since negotiations with NSCN (I-M) and Working Committee (WC), Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) had officially completed on October 31, 2019.
NTC pointed out that the ball for settlement of the protracted issue before election, which was the long-cherished dream of Naga people in general and Naga Political Groups (NPGs) in particular, was in the court of the Centre now. It mentioned that this was the time to test the trustworthiness and sincerity of the Central government towards the people of Nagaland.
The council asserted that it could not tolerate to see the hard-earned works for resolution of the Naga political issues, as had been done and submitted by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, vide Report No. 213, and its recommendations that were overdue were shelved.
It however expressed its faith on the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his sincere determination to resolve the decades-old Naga political issue.
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