NPF committed to early Naga solution, not election — Kuzholuzo Nienu
Dimapur, July 30 (EMN): Leader of Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislature party, Kuzholuzo Nienu, on Saturday maintained that the party stands firm in its commitment for an early solution and not election.
While congratulating the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alliance, Nienu affirmed that “in case an election is imposed and held, the pressing need for an early solution will continue.”
Neinu added that NPF will ‘stand committed and even after election, a similar form of all-party government may have to continue, which NPF will pursue’.
He was speaking during the general session of Tenyimi Youth Organisation Dimapur (TYOD) at Community Hall, A – Khel, Kuda village in Dimapur.
Replying to questions raised by journalists after the programme, Neinu said that although the party would like to contest in all the 60 Assembly seats, they will have to decide according to its strength, and therefore could not comment on it at the moment.
He, however, added that they may not be able to contest in all the seats.
Neinu also stated that the party is open to alliance with any party and it neither has ‘friends nor enemies’. He maintained that a party had approached it but he could not take the decision alone.
The NPF leader also said that it was ‘too early to tell about party alliance now’. ‘If (NPF) we are to announce an alliance, it will come in late December,’ he added.
Meanwhile, while delivering his speech during the programme, he said that a community without the youth force would be difficult to survive, especially in a cosmopolitan city like Dimapur.
He stated that the city does not belong to any particular tribe but to all the Nagas, and therefore equal development must be shared among all the Nagas.
He further advised that in a unit, it is important to see the interest of the minorities.
‘Especially in Dimapur, being a complicated city, it is very difficult for any individual or small community to survive until and unless we find a leader where our interest can be protected,’ he said.
‘The Tenyimi Union is created to protect our interest, but while protecting our interest, we should not try to encroach the interest of other tribes and hurt their feelings, or to create disunity among the Nagas,’ he asserted.
He lamented that there were some leaders and legislators trying to promote tribalism in the state. “We should be more broad minded and focus on the entire Nagas, and not only Nagas from Nagaland. Our main intention should be to protect the interest of the Nagas in the larger context,” he added.
Delivering his presidential address, Thejanglie Angami, said to be successful, ‘we must realise that we are not exempted from the socio-political, economic and cultural dilemmas of the world, yet too often we turn a blind eye to critical issues’.
He, therefore, urged the youths to be ideologically grounded.
‘We need leaders who can promote new ideas and committed to justice, leaders who can solve problem and think critically, leaders who are thoughtful and imaginative in their approach, and most importantly, a leader who seeks the truth; and this is the struggle that our youth should endure, a struggle of the heart and mind in search of truth because the truth shall set us free,’ he stated.
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