Indebted to the public
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he people of Nagaland gave their mandate in 2013 General Elections for two reasons: SERVICE and SOLUTION. It was not for any particular person, faction or party alone. Ruling or opposition, all members carry the same collective responsibility of serving the State as well as playing positive roles towards a satisfactory political solution (which we know can never be the end, final or permanent solution, since Naga Political Movement or Issue involves all Nagas and their ancestral homelands wherever they are). Our forefathers and foremothers bequeathed us with a vintage history and a polity of high quality. It is inherited; not earned by us.We are a fortunate and better placed generation. Our status is unlike many other states or people groups around us. This should not be mishandled nor taken lightly. In the past, some leaders, pragmatic and expedient, tried to take our case to the immediate or personal advantages, but the solid background and history, the actual bedrock of Naga politics has not changed. Given the political will and united efforts I hope we shall be able to take it forward, because new and better stars are in the making. The general public also should not forget that all doers or players do make mistakes or misfire in their attempts sometimes, which is unavoidable even in the future. We should all be patient and have a long view, confident and steadfast, rather than become jerky, messy and discordant with instant expectations. As time moves on, we shall be able to know who are for genuine SERVICE and SOLUTION (individuals, factions or parties), and who are not.
In the end, we are all employed by the public and are servants of the public, to whom we owe our indebtedness.
A.G. Road, Kohima