Parliamentary Core Committee on Naga issue meets NNPG leaders
Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): The Parliamentary Core Committee on Naga Political Issue led by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had a meeting with the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) at Niathu Resort in Dimapur on Tuesday to discuss matters related to the protracted Naga issue.
When asked about the outcome of the meeting, Rio said that it’s an ongoing process and the meeting was held to understand one another and to discuss the problems and obstacles so that they could ‘unitedly and collectively’ pursue for a final settlement.
The convenor of NNPG, N Kitovi Zhimomi, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting and clarified that the NNPG had no differences with the NSCN (IM).
He added that the Naga problem is with the government of India and when they resolve the difference with the Indian government, there is no reason to have differences among the Nagas.
The chief minister had said before the commencement of the meeting that it was for consultation where the negotiating party would brief the core committee and the committee would discuss the aspirations of the Nagas in general.
He said that it was to pursue for early solution since “division has weakened us”.
Rio added that the NNPG has been very clear about its stand but to resume the talk for early solution depends on the NSCN (IM), because after the negotiations, the talk has not been resumed while the government of India has been seeking to resume for early solution on the other hand.
Meanwhile, the deputy chief minister, Y Patton, appealed to all the political parties to unite since government of India has been very clear on one solution and one settlement.
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) chief and leader of opposition, T R Zeliang, also said that the core committee would work together on behalf of the sixty members of NLA.
He added that after the meeting with the NNPG, the core committee would meet the leaders of NSCN (IM) on Wednesday, July 21, to discuss matters related to the Naga political issue.