Will first consult alliance partner BJP
DIMAPUR, JULY 20: Even as the opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) has already endorsed the concept of an “Opposition-less” Government in Nagaland by joining the PDA, the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is yet to take a call on the NPF’s offer.
In an emergency meeting at the party’s Central Office in Dimapur on Tuesday to discuss and deliberate over the latest political developments in the State, the NDPP resolved that since PDA is a coalition Government, alliance partners BJP will be first consulted before taking the matter forward.
In the meeting headed by party president and legislators headed by Chief Minister, the NDPP reiterated the party’s commitment to pre-poll partners and resolved to honour all commitments both past and present. It, however, welcomed the resolution of the NPF Legislature Party calling for unity amongst members of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
The NDPP further reiterated its commitment to continue working towards bringing a final settlement to the Naga issue and appealed for unity amongst all sections of the people, especially all Naga National Political Groups. It urged all negotiating parties and the Government of India to bring about an early solution to the protracted Naga issue that is inclusive, honourable and acceptable to the people.
The NPF Legislature Party, in a meeting on Monday, had unanimously endorsed the concept of opposition-less Government in Nagaland and had authorized Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang to work out necessary formalities with Nagaland Chief Minister.
In the meeting, 18 NPF legislators also deliberated on the Naga political issue so as to actively facilitate between GoI and the Naga negotiating groups to bring about an inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution. It resolved to support and contribute to the newly formed Parliamentary Committee on Naga Political Issue in order to pursue for early resolution and settlement of the protracted issue.
(Page News Service)