Dimapur, January 31: The Naga Peoples Front (NPF) today reiterated its stand against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2016 and further resolved that the party RS member, K G Kenye would vote against the Bill in the event the Bill is not withdrawn.
The NPF today held its Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting and upheld the party’s Core Committee to boycott the consultative meeting convened by NDPP led PDA Government at Chumukedima today.
It said the NDPP-led PDA Government has not opposed the Bill when it was tabled in the Lok Sabha on January 8, which is a clear indication that they have endorsed the bill in totality. It also said the NDPP-led PDA Government had no moral right whatsoever to convene a consultative meeting either with the political parties or civil societies on this particular issue.
It further said consultative meet is an eyewash and to shift the blame to the political parties and civil societies.
The house resolved that the NDPP-led PDA Government would be held solely responsible for any fall-out on the Nagas out of the CAB 2016.
Naga political issue
The CEC reiterated party’s commitment on the ongoing peace process between the Government of India and the various Naga political groups. It urged the negotiating parties and the Government of India to expedite the political dialogue and bring to a logical conclusion at the earliest.
Meanwhile, while appreciating the Khango-led NSCN (K) for joining the peace process, the party urged all other Naga political groups to be a part of the peace process as desired by the Naga people.
The CEC questioned the Government of India as to why the solution to the protracted Naga political issue has not been brought about till date in spite of democratic commitment given to the Naga people “Election for Solution”.
The house viewed with all seriousness the statement made by R N Ravi, wherin he has stated while commenting on the Naga issue “surrender or fight to the finish”, which it said is unbecoming as he has been given assignment to find a solution and not create problem.
In pursuance to the resolution of the CED dated 9-10-2018, the amended Constitution was formally released in a printed form by the President today as the CEC meeting.
The CEC further endorsed the President and the Leader of NPF Legislature Party to take a call on the political re-alignment.
It endorsed the President to constitute a committee to look into the bye-election at 26 Aonglenden A/C, the coming Assembly and Parliamentary election in Arunachal Pradesh as well as Parliamentary election in Manipur 2019.
The CEC also condoled the demise of George Fernandes and treasured the fond memories and meaningful association with him when he was active in politics. (Page News Service)