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Nagaland: NPF passes 6-point resolution; urges GoI to lift AFSPA

By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2022 1:03 am

Dimapur, Feb. 5 (EMN): The Central Office Bearers (COB) of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has lauded the recent resolution taken by the party’s working committee to extend an invitation to the regional parties to “come together” in the larger interest of the people.

The COB adopted a six-point resolution at an emergency meeting held at its Central Office in Kohima on Saturday, informed an update from NPF press bureau.

On the Naga political issue, the COB urged the government of India and the Naga negotiating parties to come to a logical conclusion at the earliest. It also urged the Indian government to immediately lift the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the entire Nagaland as well as the Northeast.

The house lauded the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for facilitating the recognition of Tikhir tribe. It also endorsed the NPF President to decide the date and venue of the party’s General Convention which is due to be summoned.

The COB had resolved to wholeheartedly work for the success of the NPF candidates in the upcoming Manipur’s 12th Legislative Assembly Election 2022. It also appealed to all the aspirants, who were denied the party ticket, to extend support to the NPF official candidates.

Speaking on the occasion, the Central Working President of NPF, Apong Pongener reminded the gathering that the party belongs to the Naga people and represents the identity and the desire of the Nagas, according to the update received here on Saturday.

While lauding the executives for standing firm for the cause and interest of the Naga people, Pongener called upon the leaders to remain steadfast in their stand, saying that the people will trust them if they do so.

He expressed confidence that the 10 NPF candidates, who had been given party tickets to contest on the upcoming Manipur Assembly election, would come out victorious. While expressing regret over not conducting the party General Convention for three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he said ‘it should be held soon since the general election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly is also only a year away’.

Secretary General of NPF Achumbemo Kikon briefed the gathering how the party’s 10 candidates for the upcoming Manipur election were selected out of the 40 applicants seeking the party tickets.

He added that many aspirant candidates from even in non-Naga tribal areas were seeking NPF tickets but the party zeroed down to only 10 seats.

The update informed that many leaders shared various issues confronting the progress of the parties and also gave suggestions for the betterment of the party during the business hour, it was informed.

By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2022 1:03:58 am