NDPP-BJP alliance is “tight slap on Naga people”: WC NNPGs
DIMAPUR, JULY 29: The Working Committee (WC), Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has termed the July 26 announcement of continuation of NDPP-BJP alliance for the Nagaland General Election 2023 as a “tight slap on the Naga people” and demanded an explanation from NDPP secretary general Abu Metha (a signatory of the joint statement announcing the continuation of alliance), why at this hour he desires elections more than Indo-Naga political solution.
The WC NNPGs was peeved that the joint statement announcing the 40-20 seat sharing formula between NDPP-BJP came just ten days after a 4-point resolution was unanimously adopted by 59 legislators (barring one who was undergoing treatment) on July 16 appealing to the political leadership of India to announce and sign an inclusive, honourable Indo-Naga political agreement with the Naga negotiators, as per official conclusion of negotiation declared on October 31, 2019.
“All Naga stakeholders appreciated the wisdom of the elected representatives of Nagaland for openly declaring and informing the Naga people and the Government of India (GoI) that they are prepared to facilitate and pave the way for a transitional arrangement. This, the Naga people felt, was a conviction, commitment and sacrifice of the highest order, respecting the overwhelming desire, sentiment and demand of the Naga people”, the WC said in a statement.
But WC said the July 26 announcement “wholly betrayed the integrity of all sixty legislators and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) partners who, ten days earlier, had appealed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to ink an inclusive, honorable Indo-Naga political agreement”.
Questioning the NDPP secretary general’s “political, historical, social and moral authority” to attempt a pre-emptive strike on a possible Indo-Naga political solution, the WC alleged that he has brazenly attempted to redirect, channelize political parties, common people’s energy and that of all 60 legislators, to strategizing electoral politics.
“Is this not an anti-solution politics?” it asked. (Read Full Text)
(Page News Service)