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NDPP, BJP undecided on NPF’s proposal for opposition-less government

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By EMN Updated: Jul 20, 2021 11:06 pm
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Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) senior functionaries headed by its President and the legislators led by the chief minister on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting at the Party Central Office in Dimapur to discuss the latest political developments in the state, wherein the opposition party Naga People’s Front (NPF) had proposed to join the PDA government.

An update from the party stated that the House welcomed the resolution of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) Legislature Party calling for unity amongst the members of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

The NPF Legislature Party’s letter addressed to the CM and a copy of its resolution was shared with the House, it said, adding that it would first consult with its alliance partners BJP before taking the matter forward since PDA is a coalition government.

“The house further reiterated our commitment to our pre-poll partners and will continue to honour all commitments both past and present,” read one of the resolutions.

The house also reiterated its commitment to continue working towards bringing a final settlement to the Naga issue and further appealed for unity, especially among the Naga political groups. It also urged all negotiating parties and the Government of India to bring about an early solution to the protracted Naga issue that is inclusive, honourable and acceptable to the people.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said on the sidelines of the meeting between the Parliamentary Core Committee on Naga Political Issue and NNPG leaders that he received the NPF’s resolution only on Tuesday. So, he said that the proposal would be discussed after his return from Shillong.

He, however, acknowledged the NPF and stated that it was definitely a bold statement from the party.

As for the BJP, sources said that the party’s leaders at the Centre would take the final decision on the proposal of the NPF to join the PDA government.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 20, 2021 11:06:19 pm