UT News Service | DIMAPUR, AUG 26: The Working Committee of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) endorsed the withdrawal of the NPF Legislature Wing from the Joint Legislators Forum (JLF) on Naga Political Issue which was constituted by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
This endorsement was made during a meeting held on Wednesday at the NPF Central Office in Kohima which also adopted several other resolutions.
According to the NPF, the meeting after thorough deliberations endorsed the decision of the NPF Legislature Wing to withdraw from the Joint Legislators Forum.
One of the resolutions said, “Keeping in mind the urgency of honorably resolving the Indo-Naga political issue, the Working Committee of the NPF appeals to the negotiating parties and the Government of India to expedite the political negotiations and bring to a logical conclusion so as to usher in peace and tranquility in the North East region as well as in the entire Indian sub-continent”. It also said that the Working Committee of the NPF is also of the view that in any political negotiations the parties engaged in the negotiations should have the spirit of mutual understanding. “Hence, we appeal to parties engaged in political negotiations to hammer out all contentious issues in the right spirit and there should be room for concessions,” it added.
Reiterating NPF “commitment” to work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for peaceful solution of the Indo-Naga political issue, the Working Committee resolved to continue to put all its effort as facilitators. “Towards this end, the Working Committee resolved to constitute a Political Affairs Mission (PAM) comprised of the party officials and Legislature Wing. In this regard, the meeting further endorsed the president and the leader of the NPF Legislature Wing to constitute members to actively carry forward the party’s endeavour to bridge the gap between the entities,” it also said.
According to the NPF, the meeting also took stock of the present political situation which is “becoming fragile day by day and therefore reiterates the party’s consistent stand on honourable, acceptable and inclusive solution of the Naga political issue”. The meeting then appealed to all the “other groups” who are yet to join the peace process to reconsider their stand.
They also discussed about the upcoming by-elections in Nagaland and Manipur and decided to take steps according to the given situation.
The meeting also put on record the failure of the Government of the day on various fronts which is “appalling, particularly the economic condition of the daily wage earners and rural public of the state”.