It may be mentioned that the United Naga Council (UNC) has earlier clarified that the action of the eight Naga legislators do not carry collective aspirations and sentiments of the Nagas.
National Socialist Council of Nagalim or the NSCN (I-M) on Wednesday stated that eight Naga legislators who had signed a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister on August 9 are treading on “treacherous ground” and they have proved themselves as “confused lot of people” not knowing who they are and who they represent in the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
In a statement, NSCN (I-M) clearly said that the Nagas of Manipur were “caught off-guarded” when these “spineless MLAs” joined hands with other 32 Meitei MLAs to submit representation to the Prime Minister of India on the issue that has nothing to do with the political aspirations of the Naga people.
The NSCN (I-M) said it found the act of the eight MLAs “shocking and weird” as their representation to the Prime Minister is in totality against the voice of the Naga people demanding early implementation of Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 to meet the political right and legitimate aspiration of Naga people. “For their reckless representation, NSCN condemn the eight MLAs in strongest terms”, said the statement issued by MIP, NSCN/GPRN.
It may be mentioned that the United Naga Council (UNC) has earlier clarified that the action of the eight Naga legislators do not carry collective aspirations and sentiments of the Nagas. UNC stated that it was devastated by the untimely move of eight Naga legislators submitting a representation to the Prime Minister of India along with 32 others simultaneously on the day of the Naga Peoples Rally organized in the Naga hill districts of Manipur.
The UNC said signing the memorandum was “negating the collective sentiments of the Naga populace. “It is worth mentioning here that the rally was organized under the aegis of the United Naga Council for exercising Government of India’s political will to resolve the long drawn IndoNaga political conflict in the true spirit of 3rd August, 2015 Framework Agreement between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)”, said UNC.
“Whilst the Nagas are all out reiterating for an inclusive, acceptable and honourable solution to the Indo-Naga political issue, submitting representation with some contradictory demands to the Prime Minister of India is highly uncalled for and therefore, the UNC as the apex body representing 20 Naga tribes of Manipur feels necessitated to place on record that the Naga legislators who have appended their signatures do not carry the collective aspirations and sentiments of the Nagas and hence disowned their representation”, added the UNC.