Naga Hoho urges Rahul to raise Naga issue in Parliament
KOHIMA — Upon the arrival of the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Nagaland’s Khuzama village on Monday night, the Naga Hoho took the opportunity to impress upon Gandhi to raise the ongoing Naga Peace talk in the parliament to which the Congress MP reportedly gave his assurance.
Speaking to a section of media after the meeting, Naga Hoho president HK Zhimomi informed that the hoho representatives told Gandhi that the Government of India was “not sincere” to resolve the Naga Political issue.
“We told him (Rahul Gandhi) that every time we met the interlocutor or the Government of India’s authority, they used to give us assurance that solution (to the Naga Political issue) will be before Christmas and many Christmases have gone,” Zhimomi said.
The hoho team also reminded that the Naga peace talk was initiated by the Congress party and its government. It was also the Congress party and its government that recognised the uniqueness of the Naga.
But, “till today no implementation was done,” he said.
The Naga Hoho also submitted a memorandum to Gandhi on the Naga issue.
Chairman of Khuzama Village Council Dil Nale-o, clarified that the villagers welcomed Gandhi as the Congress had earlier assured that the yatra was without any “political colour.”
The villagers, clad in traditional attires, welcomed Gandhi and performed a folk song in his honour. However, they were “not allowed” to interact with the Congress leader, Nale-o said.
Meanwhile, requests from local media houses to interview Gandhi were also denied.