NDPP resolution on socio-political issues

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/16/2019 12:25:48 PM IST

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Central Executive Board on Saturday adopted several resolutions pertaining to social and political issues of the state.

NDPP resolution committee expressed its sincere appreciation to the NDA government for heeding to the sentiments of the North Eastern people and NDA/NEDA partners vis-à-vis the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by not tabling the bill in the Rajya Sabha.

While appreciating the sagacity of the Central government, the committee said timely intervention by chief minister Neiphiu Rio and his cabinet colleagues with the Centre will be remembered by future Naga generations.

The committee reiterated that though CAB 2019 might die a natural death, yet NDPP was of the considered view that the problem of illegal immigrants in the State was even more alarming now and needed to be tackled on a war footing.

The NDPP committee also took note of the “unprecedented increase of non-locals and their dominance over the economic and business activities” to the detriment of local entrepreneurs. In this regard the meeting resolved to urge the PDA government to include the foothills into the ambit of ILP, a proposition supported by mass-based social organizations. The party felt that involvement of immigrants in business activities showed “a noticeable drain of resources for the state.” 

In this regard, the house also urged the PDA to strictly enforce the ILP, unlike the administration under the earlier political dispensation, and also streamline influx of illegal immigrants while ensuring legal migrants are not denied their constitutional rights. 

NDPP also lauded the coming together of all Naga political groups to the negotiating table with the government of India and said this indicated this was a sign that the desire of Nagas for a permanent and honourable solution has been heeded to by the groups. The NDPP therefore resolved to urge all negotiating parties to “expedite the process of dialogue” so as to usher in permanent solution. 

On the recent judgement by the ECI rejecting a petition for de-recognition of NDPP, the party expressed appreciation to the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its fair and unbiased decision on the issue.

It hit out at the opposition, for being hand in glove in the “frivolous and motivated case filed by a person of dubious character seeking de-registration of NDPP as a political party.” 

NDPP opined that ECI saw through the “charade” and so passed a “judicious order” that will go down the annals of Indian constitutional history by not to be ever “used and misused to score political brownie points by politically vested interests.”

 The committee also expressed its gratitude to the civil societies and organizations (CSOs) that attended the consultative meet held at Chumoukedima on January 31 where they all came out openly against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and support to the stand of the CSOs that Article 371 (A) protects the rights and privileges of the Nagas from all acts of Parliament unless the state assembly resolves by a resolution. NDPP reaffirmed its commitment in protecting the Article from any dilution. 

Though few groups failed to attend the meet, NDPP said the unity and solidarity shown that day had been widely appreciated by all when Nagas had come together to safeguard the rights and traditional way of life of the indigenous people. 

NDPP also thanked the PDA coalition for resolving to support the NPDD nominees as PDA consensus candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election and assembly bye poll, and urged the party to work tirelessly to ensure victory.

The resolutions were discussed and adopted by NDPP Central Executive Board held at a meeting in its head office in Chumoukedima through the party resolution committee - convenor Merentoshi R Jamir, and four members-- Dr John Murry, Tokheli, Obed Quinker and Sebastian Zumvu.


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