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PAC of NPCC endorses demand for additional LS, RS seats for Nagaland

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Dimapur, February 22: The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the NPCC has endorsed the demand for additional Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seat for the state of Nagaland as well as a Bicameral legislature for Nagaland State Assembly with creation of Legislative Council or Upper House.
These two demands must mandatorily be part of final political agreement and not left for further democratic process, it said.
The PAC held a meeting on February 20 at Dimapur for thorough deliberation on impending Naga Political Settlement. It further noted with concern on the silence and inability of other political parties in the state to clearly take a stand for the people of Nagaland at this crucial juncture.
The PAC demanded eEconomic package for development of Nagaland that has been stunted by political strife and uncertainty and rehabilitation & resettlement of NPG cadres under ‘non partisan state government’ in coordination with the government of India.
Stating that Nagaland state has sufficient safeguards under Article 371A, it said no other super imposition should be made to disturb or distort this provision.
The idea of Pan Naga Hoho or any other bodies in the form of Advisory Council to the state of Nagaland are not acceptable without integration, it added.
The PAC appealed to the Government of India to execute an early settlement keeping in view the repeated assurances and promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Nagas and to the nation on different occasions. (Page News Service)

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