United Democratic Alliance to meet central leadership soon, says Nagaland Dy. CM
NSCN (IM) delegation leaves for New Delhi
Kohima, Oct. 5 (EMN): The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) had its first meeting at the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex in Kohima on Tuesday, where a four-point resolution including, decision to make every possible effort to play the role of active facilitator for Naga solution, were passed.
It was the first meeting of the leaders of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Naga People’s Front (NPF) after the official finalisation of the UDA or all-party government.
Speaking about the meeting, NPF Secretary General Achumbemo Kikon said it was ‘fruitful’ and that they had arrived at a consensus to accommodate each other in day-to-day governance and respect each other.
He added that the ongoing Naga peace process was discussed at the meeting and the consensus was to strive for an honourable and inclusive solution.
Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton also said that the NPF had re-affirmed its stand for the UDA government, which was formed mainly to facilitate Naga peace process.
He asserted that the state government will pursue the Naga political issue in all seriousness for an early solution and to urge the government of India, the NSCN (IM) and the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPG) to work towards it.
It was informed that the government will soon meet the civil society organisations (CSOs) and also head to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Amit Shah.
Patton informed that an appointment has been sought on this and response on the same is awaited but ‘expected to happen soon’.
He added that the government will also meet with the leaders of WC NNPG this month.
Meanwhile, a reliable source informed Eastern Mirror that a delegation of the
NSCN (IM) led by its General Secretary Th. Muivah had left for New Delhi on Tuesday for peace talks.
Another source informed that the state government’s Core Committee on Naga Political Issue is likely to head to New Delhi on October 9.
Resolutions of United Democratic Alliance
* The House appreciated the serious commitment of the government of India towards the Indo-Naga peace process and welcomed the positive steps taken by the government of India on matters related to the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue which include the appointment of a single person as interlocutor with all the negotiating parties.
* The House appreciated the resumption of talks and the decision of the Naga political groups to resume the peace process by proceeding to New Delhi for continuation of the negotiation process.
* The House acknowledged the desire and feeling of the Naga people which has been expressed through consultative meetings and resolutions calling for an early, honourable, acceptable and inclusive solution. The House upholds the resolutions of the civil societies, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and the series of consultative meetings and appeals to the negotiating parties to respond to the cry of the people and bring the protracted Indo-Naga political issue to its logical conclusion at the earliest possible.
* The UDA resolved to make every possible effort to play the role of active facilitator towards the peace process and the ongoing negotiations and appeals to all sections to continue to work towards unity, reconciliation and oneness in order to prepare a positive landing ground for the long awaited solution.
The resolution was signed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Dy. CM Y Patton, NDPP president Chingwang Konyak, BJP state unit president Temjen Imna Along, NPF Legislature Party Leader TR Zeliang, and NPF Working President Huska Yepthomi.