Leaders of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), NSCN (I-M) and Nagaland’s top politicians led by Rio are believed to have held a series of meetings in Delhi on how to take forward the dialogue.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
As Nagaland state celebrates its 59th Statehood day on Wednesday, Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu said that though the State occupies a “unique position” in the Indian Union, with special provisions in the Constitution, the Nagas continue to earnestly wait for a solution of its political issue.
Addressing the people of the state on the occasion at a state-level prgrogramme organized at Civil Secretariat Plaza, Kohima, Rio said the Government is committed to taking necessary steps for all round development and to ensure the best opportunities for growth and progress of the state.
Stating that Nagaland occupies a unique position in the Indian Union with special provisions in the Constitution, Rio said “we continue to earnestly wait for a solution of the Naga Political Issue”, and added that the “dialogue and negotiations” between the Government of India (GoN) and the Naga Political Groups (NPGs) have reached a stage that gives us hope of an early resolution.
He said all the elected leaders of the State have also come together to form an “oppositionless government” in the form of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to facilitate an early settlement of the decades-old Naga political issue.
“Through this united front, we aim to convey the voice of the people to all stakeholders involved in the negotiations,” Rio said
He said Nagaland achieved statehood close to six decades earlier and the quality of life of its people has improved significantly since.
“Despite achievements in various fields, a lot remains to be done. The government is committed to taking necessary steps for all-around development and to ensure that people are provided with the best opportunities for growth and progress”, Rio added.
It may be mentioned that the Centre has also signed an “Agreed Position” with seven other Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) in 2017.
Leaders of the groups, NSCN (I-M) and Nagaland’s top politicians led by Rio are believed to have held a series of meetings in Delhi on how to take forward the dialogue.