|Appeal to NSCN (I-M) 25/2|
I would like to express my appreciation to the deci-sion of the NSCN (I-M), not to involve in the state assembly election and also the directive of its cadres not to interfere in the ensuing election. However, I am constrained to note that the cadres of the same group are moving around in full combat outfit openly campaigning for the NPF candidate. The actions of these cadres are contrary to the declared policy of non-interference by the NSCN leaders, thereby, creating undue fear psychosis in the minds of the people, which may hamper the peaceful environment in the constituency.
It is my fervent appeal to the NSCN (I-M) cadres to maintain neutrality for a free and fair election. I also appeal to the senior leaderships to judiciously study the pulse of the common people an ensure fair play for the interest of justice and effective strengthening of the peace process. The stifling of the voices of the voiceless mass through coercive means and denial of their fundamental rights to make decision on the choice of leadership will further aggravate the existing situation in our constituency. Our people have been supportive to the peace initiative but any design to manipulate partial support to manufacture democratic consent will damage the morale support for the Naga people interest.
Further, I would like to clearly state that I and the Congress party, if voted to power will work to bring a just, peaceful, honorable and lasting solution to the long drawn Indo-Naga problem with the commitment to support the realization of the people’s aspiration- “unity of land and people”.
5 Ghaspani II A/C.