Imphal, October 31 2012: Congress MLAs of the State are set to campaign in New Delhi to oppose any settlement with the NSCN (IM) which may go against the wishes of the people of Manipur.
The MLAs are also planning to call on the Chief Ministers of North East States which have a stake in the issue.
On October 10 last, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had stated that efforts were being made to bring about a final settlement to the peace parleys between NSCN (IM) and Government of India before Assembly elections in Nagaland scheduled to be held in March next year.
Different media houses have reported quoting different sources that the settlement is likely to be brought by making an arrangement to handover the development works and administration of Naga inhabited areas of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to a separate body keeping the current boundariesof these States undisturbed.
Three stakeholders : O Ibobi, Tarun Gogoi and Nabam Tuki
Talking to media persons at Hebron Camp in Dimapur yesterday, NSCN (IM) ‘Ato Kilonser’ (Prime Minister) Thuingaleng Muivah said that the solution would be based on the ‘unique history of Nagas’, and its functioning would be shared together between the GoI and ‘Naga Government’ .
Although nothing has been disclosed about the final settlement by the GoI to Manipur Government in writing so far, Congress MLAs are concerned about the possible arrangement which may bypass the administrationof the State Government, the source said.
It further that the MLAs have taken serious note of the recent development and decided to launch an intense campaign in New Delhi in this regard.
A 15-member team led by Kakching A/C MLA Y Surchandra would fly to Guwahati and Itanagar to meet Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
Later, they would call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Political Advisor of Sonia Gandhi, Ahmad Patel etc in New Delhi.
The team/forum includes I Hemochandra, M Okendra, Govindas Konthoujam, Francis Ngajokpa, M Prithviraj, Victor Keishing, L Nandakumar, T Mangibabu, Dr Chaltonlein Amo, TN Haokip, DK Korungthang, Ng Bijoy, RK Anand andFajur Rahim.
In Nagaland recently, with the constitution of Joint Legislature Forum comprising of all the 60 MLAs of Nagaland Assembly, the MLAs flewto New Delhi and met Central leadersto expedite the peace talk