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NCP on Naga imbroglio
Correspondent, KOHIMA, SEPT 10 (NPN):
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Published on 11 Sep. 2008 2:09 AM IST
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Nagaland Unit has said that it recognized the “Indo-Naga problem” as a political problem. Addressing a press conference here at party office on Wednesday, NCP president Povotso Lohe said that it fully supported the ongoing efforts for a peaceful, lasting and honourable solution acceptable to all sections of the people of Nagaland. He disclosed that the NCP during its national convention at Dehradun had deliberated on the need to have a peaceful solution and adopted a resolution in this connection. Stating that violence was not a solution to any problem he emphasized on the need to solve problems across the table. Lohe gave a clarion call to stop killings among the Naga family. Lohe who was appointed as state unit NCP president and took charge on July 11 also presented a brief background on the birth of the NCP in June 10, 1999 founded jointly by Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and PA Sangma. He informed that currently there were 12 MPs and 130 MLA’s in the country. Nagaland has two NCP MLA’s. He said the NCP was comfortable with DAN government headed by chief minister Neiphiu Rio. The NCP president did not rule out any plans to set up a candidate in the Lok Sabha elections from the state scheduled for next year and assured to wholeheartedly support DAN’s consensus candidate. He said he would lead a 5-menber NCP team to meet the various NCP party leaders and union ministers in New Delhi. Earlier, he thanked the NCP central leaders for reposing faith in him to lead the unit party and called upon the people for their support.

 
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