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Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha MP urges Indian government for agreement on Naga political issue

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 13, 2021 7:15 pm
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Kohima, Feb. 13 (EMN):
Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi has urged the government of India for an “agreement” to the protracted Naga political issue “without further delay”.

He raised the matter in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour in the budget session, on Friday.

“I participated during the zero hour and urged for an agreement to the Naga political dialogue at the earliest since the talks have concluded between GoI and Naga groups,” the MP tweeted on Saturday.

Stating that it is ‘not only a state issue but a national issue’, he asked the Centre to take note of the matter as the negotiations have been going on for more than two decades.

The MP added that different organisations in Nagaland have given representations to the prime minister as well as the home minister to come to a logical conclusion to the vexed Naga political issue as it had taken 23-and-a-half years.

Yepthomi raised the matter days after the Centre said that the negotiations with Naga groups were at an “advanced stage” but no timeframe for agreement could be given. Nagaland Governor and Indian government’s interlocutor to Naga peace talk, RN Ravi, also said during the state Assembly session on Friday that negotiations between the GoI and Naga political groups had concluded and called for the need to “move swiftly for the final solution”.

It may be mentioned that the government of India had signed “framework agreement” with NSCN (IM) in 2015 and “agreed position” with the Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups in 2017, in an attempt to solve the Naga political issue.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 13, 2021 7:15:26 pm