Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Patton calls on President Murmu


Nagaland deputy chief minister and BJP Legislative Party leader Y Patton paid courtesy visit to President of India Droupadi Murmu at her official residence at New Delhi on Wednesday evening.
During the brief meeting that lasted for about 20 minutes, Patton congratulated Murmu for becoming the first tribal President of India. He also wished her success during her tenure as President of the country.
Later, when contacted, Patton informed Nagaland Post that the President had expressed concern and sought the status of Naga political issue.
To this, he claimed to have briefed her that during the time of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the unique history of Naga was recognised, while the Framework Agreement and the Agreed Position were signed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
However, the deputy chief minister lamented that even after 70 years since the issue cropped up, any breakthrough was yet to be reached owing to certain differences between the negotiation parties.
Patton said he sought support of the President to ensure that a final agreement was reached without any further delay.
The President in turn assured him to extend all possible support in whatever possible manner. Murmu also reportedly acknowledged and thanked Nagaland Legislative Assembly members and the two MPs for supporting her by casting hundred per cent of their votes in her favour during the presidential election.
Patton also invited the President to visit Nagaland, especially during the Hornbill Festival, to which the latter mentioned of beginning her tour of North Eastern States very soon.
Meanwhile, sources said that Murumu is expected to visit Nagaland by end of this month.


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