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NPCC questions NPF on Imchen
Dimapur, Jun 3(NPN):
Published on 4 Jun. 2011 12:25 AM IST
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Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee, through its media cell has renewed its attack on state home minister Imkong L. Imchen by advising the NPF that instead of “blindly defending” Imchen it would do “well to muzzle his unbridled tongue whose irresponsible utterances have crossed all limits of diplomacy”.
NPCC pointed out that at the May 25 NPF felicitation, Imchen’s “anti and extra constitutional statement” had “reached the hysterical height”, showing that as an elected member, he had no regard for the oath of allegiance taken as an elected member, to the Indian constitution.
NPCC opined that as home minister, if Imkong Imchen thought “talking like a rebel leader” would draw attention of Delhi, but reminded that government of India “has its own mechanism to tame such people.”
NPCC said while some people like Imchen liked to paint Nagaland as “insurgency infested” in order to obtain huge money for counter insurgency operations, as far as the state government was concerned. “We have only law and order problem”. NPCC said with cessation of hostility between the Indian army and Naga army for over a decade, even inter-factional clashes have ebbed, “thanks to the effort of the FNR.”
It said Naga political groups have opted for peaceful dialogue and the Centre needed to be appreciated for honouring “our non violent approach” but slammed the NPF for doing more harm than good by “mixing the affairs of the state with the Naga political issue.”
Further NPCC wanted to know what made Imkong Imchen averse to the 16-Point agreement and whether he (Imchen)
thought it was wrong for over ground Nagas in signing the 16 Point agreement with the government of India by ignoring the underground Naga leaders? If so, NPCC asked why was Imchen “meddling in the Naga political issue” and asked if he is an over ground leader of the very state he so disliked?
NPCC said if Imchen thought he could do something as a state leader, other than the CM’s chair, what better position than doing so as the home minister? NPCC demanded to know from Imchen as to how many times had he talked with the prime minister and union home minister “in the same tone as he shouted to the Nagas?”
Further it repeated its demand on the NPF as to what policies and programmes of the Congress were “anti-Naga” and were all Congress men and women anti-Naga and have Nagas lost their identities just because of the Congress?
NPCC asserted that “every Naga is a Naga by birth” and “patriotism is in the blood and not in the big mouth of people like Imkong L. Imchen and the NPF” adding “bombastic talks does not make them heroes of the Naga cause.”
NPCC also demanded to know of the NPF as to what has it done in the past eight years of its uninterrupted rule for the Naga political issue. It reminded whether during the 2003 election campaign, did the NPF not promise to bring solution within three months of coming to power? Also NPCC reminded was it not the Congress under P.V. Narasimha Rao who brought the Naga political issue in the right perspective and who had declared the Naga problem as a political problem that needed political solution?
NPCC said the only achievement of the NPF was “shuttling between its equi-closeness policy and facilitator’s role”.
NPCC also accused NPF of dividing Nagas of Nagaland vertically through its divisive politics.
It concluded that NPF was “anti-Nagaland” and that sooner than expected, time will tell whether “NPF is for fragmentation of the state or integration of contiguous Naga areas.”
NPCC said NPF was set to contest election in Manipur as “ it is fast losing ground in Nagaland” and “mutating to political aberration” which will “finally face self destruction.”

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