KOHIMA, OCTOBER 26: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday, while asserting that Naga people want peace and settlement of the decades Naga Political issue, maintained that the voice of the people should be heard.
“Naga people want peace and settlement and therefore the voice of the people should be heard and try to formulate a solution, which will bring peace thereby creating hope and opportunities for the younger generation”, said Rio while interacting with a section of media persons on the sidelines of 2nd Foundation Day ceremony of Rev Moa Lonchari Cancer Foundation at Kevilhouü Rio Auditorium of G Rio School here.
Asked for his reaction to the recent statement of the NSCN (IM) expressing dissatisfaction with Centre’s new Interlocutor for Naga talks AK Mishra, the Chief Minister said “I am in touch with them and they had refuted the statement today” on NSCN (IM) talk secretary W Zimik’s statement.
On the other hand, Rio asserted that “the talks are going on and nobody can conclude it unilaterally and we will pursue with them”.
Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu also asserted that the top most priority of the United Democratic Alliance Government in Nagaland is solution of the decades old Naga political issue.
“We will put our efforts again and again and anytime we may go to Delhi again”, he said.
On queries about Cabinet reshuffle for inclusion of Naga People’s Front legislators following the formation of the United Democratic Alliance, an opposition-less Government in the State, Rio said “all elected members and political parties are trying to formulate to bring in all the parties inside the Government and it is taking little time but we will do it”.
Reacting to views that granting Cabinet berth to the NPF depends on the Chief Minister, he said “it does not only depend on the Chief Minister but also depends on the support and cooperation of all the parties”.
(Page News Service)