Dimapur, August 31: The ruling NDPP has stated that the decision of opposition NPF to withdraw from the Joint Legislators Forum (JLF) as unfortunate, terming it as a “shocking political development for entire Naga society.”
“It is even more surprising considering the fact that the Government of India led by the Honourable Prime Minister and Union Home Minister have taken proactive steps to resume the Indo-Naga political dialogue in right earnest. The resumption of the peace talks has been welcomed by all sections and there is a fervent call for unity, understanding and oneness,” it said in a press release.
Endorsing the resolution of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) appealing to the NPF to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the JLF, the NDPP maintained that this is a time for the society to be coming together to strengthen not just the negotiating parties but to empower ourselves with unity.
“This is not the time to be pointing fingers at others, finding fault or making excuses to stay away. Rather, the leaders of all sections of the Nagas must set aside our differences and rise above respective affiliations in the greater interest of our people,” it said.
“The need of the hour is for everyone to rise to the occasion and work as one Naga people. The NDPP is of the firm opinion that the party will not engage in one-upmanship and reply to the allegation made against the Honourable Chief Minister and the PDA on the JLF matter. Rather we reiterate the appeal to reconsider the decision to withdraw from the JLF. Let us all work together in the spirit of one Naga family and let us leave no stone unturned in our collective endeavour to bring lasting peace and progress. The present and future generations will judge us for our decisions, our sacrifices and our contributions.”
The NDPP also appealed to mass based civil societies, tribal hohos, NGOs, churches, political parties and all sections to make renewed efforts towards unity. (Page News Service)