DIMAPUR, Aug 8 – The 60 legislators of Nagaland who arrived in New Delhi on Monday have urged the Prime Minister to finalise an acceptable solution on the Naga issue before the State Assembly election due in February next year.
Sources in Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government in Kohima informed that the 60 MLAs of Nagaland cutting across party lines have met Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and urged them to finalise a solution which is acceptable and honourable by February next year.
The MLAs are also slated to meet NSCN-IM leaders in the next two days, said the sources.
Over 40 NSCN-IM leaders are camping in New Delhi currently while engaging in informal talks with the Central leaders. Formal talks are likely to resume soon.
It can be noted here that under the aegis of the Naga Hoho and the Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO), rallies will be held in later part of this month in all the “Naga areas” to urge for the early settlement of the Indo-Naga political conflict. Churches in “Naga areas” are also planning to conduct special prayers for the early settlement of the vexed Indo-Naga political conflict.
The ‘official declaration’ signed by chairman of the NSCN-K SS Khaplang on July 30 said, “With regard to the possible political solution within the Indian Constitution, the NSCN/GPRN (NSCN-K) will reject it unless it is a sovereignty of the Nagas.”
It is worthwhile to note that the outgoing Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had told the media on Tuesday in New Delhi that the talks between the NSCN-IM and New Delhi had reached a ‘sensitive stage.’ Assam tribune/NNN