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PDA urges NDA-II Govt to expedite Indo-Naga talks


Reiterate support for integration of Naga inhabited areas

Dimapur, May 24: The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) has congratulated the BJP led National Democratic Alliance under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the landslide victory of the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, and assured fullest cooperation towards achievement of the collective goals of accelerated development, rapid economic growth under an environment of peace and tolerance by upholding the secular ethos of the country.
In a communiqué, the PDA appreciated the signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August 2015 by the NDA Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed to the new dispensation of the forthcoming Central Government to expedite the negotiations.
“We appreciate the Government of India for recognizing the unique history of the Nagas and we appeal for a political solution that honors the legitimate political rights of the Naga people and ensures the political symbols for which the Naga movement has struggled,” it said.
It also welcomed the statement of the Prime Minister in his victory speech wherein he has assured that the NDA Government will protect the interest of the minorities, and expressed confidence that the PM’s commitment will be carried out in letter and spirit.
The PDA reiterated its commitment to actively facilitate the ongoing Indo-Naga political negotiations and will make all possible efforts towards facilitating an early political solution, while also reemphasizing its support to the legitimate demand of the Naga people for integration of all Naga inhabited areas under a single administrative umbrella.
The PDA also extended appreciation to the people of Nagaland and the electorate for reposing its faith on the PDA consensus candidate, Tokheho in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. It also congratulated the Election Commission of India, the State Election Department, the government machinery, law enforcing agencies, civil societies, NGOs, church organizations, tribal hohos and all sections of the people for the successful conduct of the most peaceful, free and fair elections. (Page News Service)