Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Rio-led CCoNPI delegation meets Assam CM



A delegation of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (CCoNPI) led by chief minister called on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at Guwahati on Wednesday.
According to sources, the meeting lasted for about an hour, after which the delegation left for Delhi.
Sources informed Nagaland Post that the meeting deliberated on the Naga political issue, border issue between Assam and Nagaland and the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation’s (ENPO) demand for a separate State, including the resolution not to allow eastern people participate in the ensuing 2023 Assembly election.
According to the sources, the Assam chief minister was also briefed in detail about ENPO’s demand for a separate State– ‘Frontier Nagaland’. With pressure mounting from various section of the society, the delegation stressed that settlement of Naga political issue had become paramount to all issues confronting Nagaland.
The members also expressed their desire to resolve the border issue between Nagaland and Assam within this year.
Meanwhile, sources said that the CCoNPI delegation left for Delhi after the meeting with Sarma where they are expected to meet Union home minister Amit Shah and other central leaders.
With elections scheduled to be held by early part of next year, sources said that their visit to Delhi would be to find out what exactly is the status on the Naga issue and to give a final push for settlement.
The chief minister was accompanied by UDA chairman TR Zeliang, UDA co-chairman Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu and ministers– Tongpang Ozukum and Kashiho Sangtam.


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