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Centre showing interest in Naga reconciliation
DIMAPUR, JUL 12 (NPN):
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Published on 13 Jul. 2009 1:15 AM IST
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Speaking on the sidelines of the felicitation programme, Rio said he had discussed about the Naga reconciliation process with the prime minister, Manmohan Singh and that the government of India was showing much interest. He said positive response was expected from the Indian government. Rio said he would again bring up the issue with the centre after the Budget session. He also said that a common platform would be formed where discussions would be held between the individuals and the concerned officials. Asked about the ongoing state Budget session, Rio said more demands would be placed and that members of the house including the opposition were more confident about the Naga political issue. He said the Opposition was showing positive response towards the government and added that they shall together raise the voice of Nagas to the government of India to bring about political solution, peace and development in the state. Speaking on the Korean project, the chief minister said that the government was yet to receive the required status. He said discussions would be held for the required common need once the status was received but added that more consultation was required a present. On the taxation drive undertaken by the Dimapur Municipal Council such as the parking tax, Rio said that the initiative was good towards the development process but added that the taxation should be reasonable properly applied. The money derived from taxation should be used for the welfare of the public and should be utilized for development process and not for individual benefit, he added.

 
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