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Continuation of Core Committee on Naga Political Issue irrelevant— JDU

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jul 21, 2022 7:59 pm
Kitoho S Rotokha (second from left), Senchumo Lotha (third from left)and JDU Nagaland officials during the press conference at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur on Thursday

Our Reporter
Dimapur, July 21 (EMN): The Janata Dal United (JDU) Nagaland on Thursday claimed that the continuation of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (CCONPI) had become “irrelevant”.

While appreciating the mission of the committee, JDU however stated that it was bound to fail as its objective was ‘vague in itself’.

Highlighting some pertinent issues confronting Naga society, State General Secretary of JDU, Kitoho S Rotokha during a press conference at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur said that the job of the Core committee is reduced to that of a mere messenger with no principle stand of its own.

Rotokha further stated that an elected government must have the authority to decide what is honourable for its citizens.

‘Regardless of whether the negotiating groups accept it or not, it could have come out with what is best for the people from its standpoint,’ he added.

He said that they have been just ‘mute listeners’ and could not build up the courage to represent the people, who are longing for peace.

“The UDA must admit honestly that their mission has become futile and therefore, morally accept its failure and pull out of the so-called mission and simultaneously, the UDA must also be dissolved and be back to the earlier PDA in honest admittance of its irrelevance,” he said.

JDU Nagaland also made an appeal to all the over- ground Naga organisations to exhibit tolerance towards one another and refrain from retaliating against fellow Naga organisations or individuals, as doing so will not in any way bring a healing touch to the conflicts that have been created by themselves and their adversaries.

The JDU also made it clear that it has no ulterior motive to malign any political parties or social organisations, but that peace should rule in Naga society and the Indian government must honour its commitments to the negotiating Naga national organisations.

Meanwhile, president of JDU Nagaland, Senchumo Lotha said that the JDU stand is “very clear”.

“Since government of India has accepted that the Naga political issue is a unique one, therefore solution should also be unique and in that uniqueness, flag and constitution must be addressed,” he said.

The president also said that they were aware that the negotiation is stuck at the flag and constitution, and therefore there must also be a way out while not fully undermining the demand made by the NSCN (IM).

At the press conference, JDU Nagaland also informed that the party is all for the Naga solution but if election takes place, the JDU party is fully prepared to participate in the forth coming 2023 election; while adding that the party is also “fully prepared” to participate in the Municipal Corporation and Town Council elections.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jul 21, 2022 7:59:46 pm