We do not want any package, says ENPO

NTIMES 19OCT: We do not want any package, says ENPO

Dimapur, October 18 (MExN): The ENPO has yet again reaffirmed its stand not to accept any form of economic package, stating that constituting of State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) on special development package for Eastern Nagaland will have no meaning.
The ENPO in press note issued by its President P. Pongom Khiam, Vice President Sashi Naga and General Secretary N.T. Thamlong stated that during ENPO Steering Committee meeting on June 15, 2011 at Longleng, the ENPO had out rightly rejected the package and even rejected the State Cabinet Sub-Committee which has already been conveyed to the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI.

Further, it stated that as per the public resolution on June 12, 2012 at Tuensang which was duly signed by all the six tribal presidents on behalf of the ENPO public rejected the offers of the State Government, where the same was officially conveyed to the Chief Minister on June 22, 2012 in the Banquet Hall, based on the public resolution as mentioned above, nothing less than a full-fledged statehood as demanded by the ENPO public.

This note has been issued in particular reference to ENPO Letter No. ENPO/Memo-01/(Statehood)/PM/GoI/01, dated 25th November, 2010 and as primarily submitted to the Union Home Minister, GoI on the 6th of December, 2010, and also as resolved and issued copy to ENLU, ENSF, ENGOA, ENWO, President of the six tribal units CKS, KU, PPC, USLP, YTC, KTC on 13th of September.

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Nagaland BJP supports ENPO’s statehood demand

NTIMES 13MARCH: Nagaland BJP supports ENPO’s statehood demand

Dimapur, (MExN): The Nagaland unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) issued a statement saying that the party has decided to support what it called the “separate political entity” being demanded by an organization representing the so-asserted “eastern Nagas.” The party has said that the people of “eastern Nagaland” should be “accorded constitutional status that they aspire for.”

The BJP said that the party’s state leadership took a “physical tour” of Mon, Tuensang, Longleng and Kiphire districts and culminated the tour with what it called “review consultative” meeting with Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) officials at Saramati Hotel in Dimapur on March 3. The statement received here was appended by Yambos Murry, general secretary of the party’s Nagaland unit.

“In the course of a brain storming analysis and threadbare discussion, the BJP State unit leadership has collectively decided to wholeheartedly support the ‘eastern Naga political aspirations’ of their long standing and justified ‘political cause’ of a ‘separate political entity,’ the party stated.

The BJP “acknowledges the ‘unique background’ and ‘separate entity’ of the eastern Naga people; appreciates the contribution of ENPO and tribal constituent Leaders and common man’s participation for a genuine and just cause; encourages the people of eastern Nagaland to always have a glimmer of hope that some day due justice will be honorably awarded; join hands together for further progress of eastern Naga people’s movement’ and ‘affirms that the people of eastern Nagaland should be accorded constitutional status that they aspire for.”

The unit has urged the BJP’s central Leadership in Delhi to take up “this burning issue on a top priority basis in our Parliament at the earliest possible time frame and effect a change as given under Article 3 Formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states.”