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NPF (Liezietsu) rakes up 1998 election boycott issue against rivals

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:05 am

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Nov. 06 (EMN): Coming out against their rival NPF group led by chief minister TR Zeliang and MP Neiphiu Rio who has been lobbying for a solution before Christmas, the President of Farmers Wing Lanukaba alleged that those people who are knocking at the doors of Government of India are the same people who were against the Naga solution during 1998.
Questioning their intention and sincerity on the solution to the protracted Naga political issue, Lanukaba remarked that if they truly want solution, then they should apologise for their mistake committed years ago.
Speaking at the 11th day of the NPF central youth wing sit-in protest, he also alleged that those are the same people who supported the ‘Bedrock of Naga Society’ written in 2001 and have not denounced the book till date, and questioned ‘don’t they have a chance to talk in Nagaland? Do they think that we don’t understand their policy?’ ‘We all know what is what and who have been black-listed during the 1998 election as anti-Nagas’ remarked Lanukaba.
Strongly stating his reservation on the policy of the legislators for wanting a solution before Christmas, he observed that ‘on one hand they are preparing for election and on the other hand they are at Delhi for solution.’ To this, he commented that their policy is to gain the sympathy and help of the national workers at the coming election.
He further cautioned that the Naga Political Groups (NPGs) should understand this very clearly, lest the Naga people suffer in the name of solution.
Lanukaba also openly said that 40 villagers were fined Rs. 5000 each by the village council for partaking in the NDPP consultative meet held at Mokokchung. The villagers, he said was taken by the NDPP division general secretary as there were less participants during the meet.
Also stating that it has lost confidence on the youth because of one person in the form of the present NLA Speaker, Dr. Imtiwapang for his inaction and abuse of power, though he is considered the youngest elected member and the most qualified person.
Hence, he has urged the youth to come out and fight for justice and make known the voice of the rights of the people.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:05:21 am
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