Friday, July 1, 2022

Consultation with NSCN (I-M)on to resolve Naga issue: CM

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said that consultation with the NSCN (I-M) was underway to resolve Naga political issue.
Rio’s remarks came after he met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his North Block office along with members of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue.
Replying to a question over the NSCN (I-M) issue, Rio told ANI that “consultation with NSCN-IM is on”. Rio, however, did not speak about the issue regarding his meeting with the Home Minister.
NPN Adds: Meanwhile, highly placed sources informed Nagaland Post that the Centre was very serious to resolve the Naga political issue at the earliest.
Centre was of the view that the issue cannot be dragged on indefinitely, but needed to be resolved at the earliest.
With State assembly elections scheduled to be held by February 2023, as promised, Centre wants to resolve the issue before polls, sources said.
Centre was also aware that the Election Commission cannot indefinitely postpone the State polls as it was a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections in a time bound manner.
Meanwhile, there were also talks going about that “something could come up by August” this year.


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