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Parliamentary panel on Naga political issue meets WC-NNPG; requests to abstain from ‘paper war’

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 07, 2022 9:49 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, March 7 (EMN):
The Parliamentary Core Committee on Naga Political Issue has requested the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG) to abstain from ‘paper war’ with other groups or any political party during its meeting at Rhododendron Hall, Chümoukedima Police Complex, on Monday.

The co-convener of the committee, TR Zeliang informed this during an interaction with journalists after the meeting with WC-NNPG, which was the second since the parliamentary was constituted.

He stated that not resorting to ‘paper war’ is needed to allow the interlocutor have a free mind to come to a conclusion to protracted Naga political issue.

Zeliang said that the committee had also told the group that the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Deputy CN and he would go to Delhi on March 10 to meet the Central leaders, including the Home minister to enquire about what they think on the Naga solution.

It was informed that the parliamentary core committee would meet the two negotiating groups again after returning from Delhi and discuss the matter across the table for a possible conclusion.

Zeliang also informed that the interlocutor was supposed to meet Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy CM and him in the first week of January but couldn’t due to the elections. He added that the committee will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to know what best the Centre could offer the Nagas.

The co-convener of WC-NNPG, Isak Sumi, said that the meeting was very fruitful without any reservation. The added that the participants mainly discussed about exploring means and ways to push the Naga peace process forward in order to have a logical conclusion at the earliest.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 07, 2022 9:49:27 pm