Dimapur, August 7: The Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF) on the Naga political issue today welcomed the appointment of RN Ravi as the Governor of Nagaland and hoped that his gubernatorial appointment will further strengthen and expedite the political negotiations.
“We hope that his gubernatorial appointment will further strengthen and expedite the political negotiations, which will pave the way for an early solution to the protracted Naga political issue,” it resolved in a meeting held today at the Nagaland Legislative Assembly under the chairmanship of Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu.
The JLF also appealed to all the negotiating parties with the Government of India to come together, sit across the negotiating table and rise above all differences and to unite for the sake of our people.
“We make this fervent appeal so that the political dialogue is expedited for an early, honourable and acceptable solution,” it resolved.
In a 4-point resolution, the JLF said it will continue to play the role of an active facilitator to the ongoing peace process and will continue to meet all stakeholders including the leaders of the Government of India to create better understanding in order to cultivate a common voice aimed at bringing early solution.
The JLF further appealed to all sections of the people, especially the tribal hohos and mass based civil society organizations to come forward under a spirit of unity and oneness so that all sections work collectively towards creating and maintaining a congenial atmosphere and a conducive environment for implementation of any new political arrangement that may come about from the ongoing negotiations.
The JLF resolution was signed by its chairman & NLA Speaker, Vikho-o Yhoshu, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio; Opposition leader, TR Zeliang; MP Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi; MP Rajya Sabha, KG Kenye and Deputy CM, Y Patton. (Page News Service)