Not political compulsion but selflessness — Kaito
Dimapur, June 25 (EMN): Former JD (U) leader, and currently a cabinet minister in the PDA government, G Kaito Aye has said that his decision to merge with the NDPP was taken “keeping in mind the interest of my people, their sustenance and overall development, and further in the interest of the people of Nagaland, vis-a-vis the Naga peace process.”
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Aye said that this was his sixth innings in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. “I owe responsibility to the people of Nagaland in ensuring a stable and progressive government—a government which can ensure peace and prosperity that comes with stability.
“Through my previous experiences as home minister and political affairs minister with regard to the Naga political issue, I have come to realise that there is no other option but for Nagas to come together and make a unified stand on the issues we are faced with,” read the statement.
According to Aye, his decision to join the NDPP was not out of any political compulsion but selflessness. “Hence there is no cause for panic or disgruntlement. I reassure the Progressive Democratic Alliance partners that this decision is but to strengthen the incumbent government under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and work together for Naga unity.
“Furthermore, I would like to appeal that any unintended statement in previous press communiqués may be overlooked, and should not be considered otherwise.”
Meanwhile, according to a resolution of an emergency meeting of JD (U) Nagaland unit held on June 19, its former candidates, state executive members and office bearers had unanimously resolved to merge with the NDDP.
“The members present were of the strong opinion that the above decision will facilitate the ongoing peace process and further strengthen the framework agreement for early solution of Naga peace process,” it stated.