‘Defer elections’, Nagaland-based orgs. to Modi
Dimapur, Jan. 7 (EMN): Four Nagaland-based organisations have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the Nagaland state assembly elections–widely expected to be conducted during Feb. / Mar. this year–and allow for smooth transaction of the political negotiations.
Three organisations namely the Nagaland Tribes Council, the Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation, and the Nagaland GB Federation on Sun. emailed to the local press their respective representation addressed to Modi.
Also, the Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) issued a statement informing to have made a fervent appeal to the ‘govt. of India to defer the 2018 state assembly elections in order to expedite the Naga peace process.’
According to the CNTC, conducting elections ‘at this juncture may invite many unwanted situation (sic) which may hamper the hard won peace process, and thus derail the long cherished desire of the Nagas’.
“Since most of the NPGs have come on board and talks are in progress, with the support of the Naga civil societies this seem to be the most opportune time to hammer out a lasting solution acceptable to all section of the Naga people,” it stated.