Naga People’s Front is the only political party of the Nagas across the border as political umbrella to stand for the rights of the Nagas, minorities and marginalised communities and for the peaceful coexistence of all the communities. These was stated by NPF MLAs namely Awangbou Newmai, MLA Khashim Vashum, MLA Dikho, and MLA K. Leishiyo in a joint declaration.
They further stated that the party and its legislatures stand true to its objective and principles, adding that the NPF legislatures on behalf of the party resolved to protect the rights and interest of the Nagas and shall defend any moves that infringes upon or suppresses the rights of the Naga by way of any Assembly resolution and decision henceforth.
Reaffirming their commitment on the Indo-Naga issue, they said: “We re-affirm our commitment that the Indo-Naga issue be resolved at the earliest based on the Framework Agreement signed on 3 August, 2015.
The solution sought for, based on the Framework Agreement is not confined to particular region or tribes but the whole Naga people wherever they are, needless to say that the Naga people wish for respectable and honourable solution, the joint declaration pointed out, and urged Government of India (GoI) and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) to respect and honour the Framework Agreement in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, ahead of the upcoming State general election, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, president, NPF Central Office HQ Kohima, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Article V. clause 5 and 10 of the party constitution, had appointed Samuel Risom, Working president Central NPF incharge MSU as the “Chairman of the Election Committee” who will take over overall charge of the 12th General Election of Manipur state due in March (second phase).
The statement issued by NPF president, Liezietsu on January 10 further stated that with the election to the 12th general election in Manipur been already announced, the committee may meet as early as possible and work out the election strategies in consultation with concerned leaders.