KOHIMA, SEPTEMBERR 16: The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), while reiterating its support for the early resolution of the Naga political issue, has appealed to the Centre to urgently expedite the process of bringing about a final settlement.
The appeal was made as part of the resolution of the Party during its first general body meeting after the February State General Elections.
“The NDPP reiterates its support for the early resolution of the Indo-Naga political issue that is honourable and acceptable to the people.
“The house once again appeals to all the negotiating parties in the Indo-Naga political talks, especially the Government of India, to urgently expedite the process of bringing about a final settlement to the vexed Indo-Naga political issue that is honourable, inclusive and acceptable to all sections and stakeholders”, the resolution maintained.
Concerned about the ethnic clashes in Manipur, the NDPP appealed to the people of Manipur and the Governments of India and Manipur to bring an end to the ongoing imbroglio and put a stop to the violence that has gripped the entire State for the last 4 months and bring about normalcy and peace at the earliest.
The NDPP also resolved to work tirelessly in achieving its election slogan in taking Nagaland “Towards a State of excellence” and further appealed to the people of Nagaland for their continued support towards achieving this goal.
“The NDPP stand steadfast in our promises and commitments of our party manifesto and will strive towards building a brighter, vibrant and richer Nagaland”, they resolved.
The NDPP also expressed gratitude to the people of Nagaland for reposing their faith on the Party and its leadership by re-electing the NDPP led Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDA) under the dynamic leaderships of the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and the Party President, Chingwang Konyak.
It further thanked the Prime Minister, Union Home Ministers and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda for their concerted efforts in supporting and campaigning in the State during the course of the general elections of 2023, which in turn has resulted in the PDA being successful for the 2nd consecutive term.
The NDPP congratulated Neiphiu Rio for having successfully returned as the Chief Minister for a record 5th consecutive term.
It also felicitated Rio and the Party leadership for their foresight in giving tickets to 2 women candidates thus enabling Salhoutuonuo Kruse and Hekani Jakhalu in becoming the first women representatives to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) in the history of the State.
The NDPP also conveyed its appreciation to the members of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) for having tabled the Nagaland Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Bill 2023 which has been referred to the select committee with the inclusion of 33% reservation for women.
The NDPP put on record its appreciation to all the political parties for coming forward in support of the leadership of the Chief Minister, thus enabling to put in place an opposition-less government with the sole purpose of expediting the resolution of the protracted Indo-Naga political issue.
“Their magnanimity in putting aside party differences in the greater interest of the people speaks volumes of their conviction and commitment towards helping bring about a final settlement of the Indo-Naga issue”, it said.
The NDPP, while congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government of India for successfully presiding over the G20 and for the recently concluded G20 summit in Delhi, said this shows the vast progress India has made globally and the recognition and respect the advanced nations now have for India. Nagaland too participated in India’s G20 presidency by successfully hosting one of the B20 summits from the 4th-6th of April 2023 in Nagaland and the house congratulates the people of the State, as this success was because of the contributions of each and everyone.
The NDPP further congratulated the Prime Minister and the Government of India for the successful landing of “Chandrayan-III” on the Moon. “This is indeed a historic red letter achievement for India as we are considered to be amongst the first in the field of Astronomy. This demonstrates how India as a nation is fast catching up with the advanced nations of the west”, it said.
Maintaining that the recently concluded 2nd session of the 14th NLA witnessed the adoption of resolutions on many important issues that are crucial for the people of Nagaland, the NDPP welcomed and appreciated the members of the 14th NLA for the decisions taken on the controversial Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and the Forest Conservation Act (FCA).
“These Acts have elements that could be detrimental to the future of Nagaland and the maturity and the wisdom of the members of the NLA goes on to prove their commitment in upholding the trust, faith and confidence that the people of Nagaland have reposed on them”, the NDPP maintained.
The resolution drafted by NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer as convenor with Minister Salhoutuonuo Kruse, MLA & Advisor Keoshu Yimchunger as members and NDPP vice president & spokesperson Merentoshi R Jamir as member secretary was unanimously adopted by the NDPP GBM.
(Page News Service)