Democratic Progressive Party Press Release

*Office of the Democratic Progressive Party*

Dimapur : Nagaland

17th May, 2017

Press Release

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was formed today at Chumukedima, Dimapur Nagaland at the first General Body Meeting of the party. 
The General Body Meeting also elected the founding office bearers of the party. 

The elected office bearers of the DPP are as follows:-
i) President Mr. Chingwang Konyak

ii) Vice Presidents

a) Mr. Nuzota Swuro

b) Dr. Chumben Murry

c) Mr. K. Sukhalu 

d) Dr. Sukhato 

e) Mr. Menuovilie 

iii) Secretary General Mr. Abu Metha

iv) Treasurer Dr. John Murry

v) General Secretaries a) Mr. Rusemtong Longkumer

b) Mr. Benjamin Lorin 

c) Mr. Pausi Zeliang 
The General Body Meeting also passed the following resolutions:-
In response to the feelings of the masses, who strongly desire for formation of a new political organisation, the House has unanimously resolved to form a new political party to be christened as the Democratic Progressive Party to be known by the acronym DPP.

The DPP unanimously resolves to strengthen the peace process and contribute towards realization of early, honorable and wholesome resolution of the Naga political problem. The DPP will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to mobilize public opinion and support that is aimed at achieving early political solution and the realization of genuine peace, real unity and collective brotherhood.

The DPP will make all out efforts for strengthening of democratic principles at all levels of society and oppose corruption, violence and injustice. The DPP will stand for transparency, strive for respect of human rights and dignity, protect freedom of speech and expression, work for upliftment of weaker and marginalized sections of society, uphold gender equality and endeavor to protect our rich cultural heritage. 

The DPP shall combat social evils and work towards a society that recognizes merit, promotes innovation, supports creativity and allows art to flourish. The party and all its organs will continuously strive for emergence of the people’s voice, the realization of the people’s aspirations and will reflect the desire and will of the masses. The party will be regional in spirit, national in outlook and act in accordance with global issues and concerns that include protection of the environment and responsible actions towards climate change.

The DPP has been formed in response to the call of the masses and accordingly the doors of the DPP are open for all those who aspire to work for the people and are willing to make efforts towards resolution of the political conflict and contribute towards bringing early and honorable political solution in the greater interest of all sections of society.

Later, DPP President, Mr. Chingwang Konyak chaired the first Central Executive Board (CEB) meeting of the party, which was attended by all CEB members. The meeting resolved to work for peace and early solution of the political problem. The meeting also decided to begin the process of enrolment at the earliest after establishment of a fully working secretariat at the Central Headquarters of the Party, which will be situated at Chumukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland. 
( Nuzota Swuro ) ( Chingwang Konyak )

  Vice President             President

UNC to meet MANIPUR and Central Govts on May 19

Senapati | May 15

The tripartite talk involving the United Naga Council (UNC), State Government of Manipur and Central Government will be held on May 19 at Senapati Town on the district creation issue.

Sources said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had communicated to the UNC today in this regard. However, they said a ‘written invitation’ for the talk is yet to reach the UNC and the State Government of Manipur from the MHA. It is learnt that due to the North East Chief Secretaries’ meeting convened by the MHA the tripartite talk was postponed for a week.

In the last tripartite talk on March 19 in Senapati it was agreed that the “next round of tripartite talks will be resumed within a month’s time at political level”. The one month’s time had lapsed on April 19.

Last week, UNC President, Gaidon Kamei had stated that “we are closely observing” whether the Biren Singh Government has wavered from its earlier position. “Let us hope that the Manipur Government does not indulge in double-talks while dealing with the issue.”

In the March 19 tripartite talk the “grievances of UNC that led to the imposition of economic blockade were recognised as non-adherence to the four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and the Government of India’s assurance on the matter”. In that talk “the Manipur government agreed to start consultation with all stakeholders to redress the same”.

Gaidon Kamei had stated earlier that in the event of the failure from the part of the Manipur Government to keep its commitment to adhere to the four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and assurances, “we have no choice but to initiate necessary movement to defend our rights and lands”.

“Our position is clear on the issue. The Government must honour the four MoUs and the assurance to the Nagas on the issue whatever it is,” asserted Gaidon Kamei, adding, “We are not going to compromise our position.” – NNN