NPCC talks big; says it will solve Naga political issue
Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) President K Therie has claimed in a statement that the Congress party would solve the much-delayed Naga political issue if given a chance.
herie stated that Dr. Sanjay Paswan, former minister of state for Human Resource Development and member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto committee, has confirmed that the solution to Naga political issue would come after the Lok Sabha election. Expressing his dismay over the delay, he said that Paswan might have ‘consulted with the top leaders of the BJP (on Naga political issue) before coming to Nagaland.’
The NPCC president claimed that “Congress has given solution in the past” and that the party “have taken a back seat as direct talks were ongoing.”
“We appreciate the difficulties and realities of negotiations however, 21 years of negotiations without solution is unreasonable for people cannot continue to suffer,” he said in a statement, adding that “Congress has adopted a policy to endeavour; solve the political problem through peaceful and constitutional means.”
“We mean it and given (an) opportunity, we will do it. We believe the welfare of people is the final solution,” said Therie.
It may be mentioned that Paswan said during an interaction session during ‘Bharat ki baat, Modi ki saat’ with students and youth in Kohima on Tuesday that “the solution (to vexed Naga political issue) may come before the election (Lok Sabha polls) or may take some time but our government is very concerned and honest on this issue.”
NPP appeals to expedite Indo-Naga peace talks
The National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland state unit has reminded the BJP of its “election manifesto for Nagaland in regard to the solution for the Naga Peace talks,” urging it to solve the much-delayed issue.
“The Party earnestly makes an appeal to the central BJP leadership to be sincere in their commitment and expedite the Naga Peace Accord at the earliest and not miss this golden opportunity since it has the required number in the Parliament,” read a statement from the party.
The NPP also expressed displeasure at BJP President Amit Shah’s recent statement that the party would re-introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 if voted back to power.
“The Party appeals to the BJP leadership to be sensitive to the aspirations and welfare of the region, in the light of the united voice of the indigenous people of the Northeast against the CAB. The Party reiterates its stand against the introduction of CAB and any other issues for that matter which will be regressive for the Northeast region,” read the statement.