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Therie questions CM’s silence on demand for Frontier Nagaland

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 12: President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) K Therie has said that should Nagaland suffer the fate of Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis the demand for a separate State by the eastern districts, Chief Minister Neiphiu would be held responsible.
Speaking to journalists at Dimapur on Monday, Therie said that Rio choosing to “remain silent” on the issue would make him accountable.
“It is painful to hear that they want to divide Nagaland and the Chief Minister is keeping silent for the last 11 years. Why is the Chief Minister, who is running the State of Nagaland, keeping silent on the demand for Frontier Nagaland for the past 11 years?
“Nagaland State has been bought with blood, with sweat. We have all strived together…and I think thousands of lives were paid to sustain Nagaland State. Our founding fathers have strived; it is painful for us to hear that they want to divide Nagaland and the Chief Minister remain silent”, he said.
Therie expressed apprehension that Nagaland might end up going the J&K way.
“We may go the way of J&K, lose Statehood, and become Union Territory ~ otherwise autonomous councils ~ lose Article 371 (A). If that happens, the Chief Minister will be responsible”, he maintained.
(Page News Service)