Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu speaking at an event. (File image)

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Saturday hailed the Centre’s initiative to solve the decade-long Naga conflict.

He, however, made it clear that there will be no compromise on the territorial integrity of the state.

Khandu said the state government will make its stand clear to the Centre when called for discussion.

“We will soon call an all-party meeting to discuss the issue besides taking the view of other stakeholders,” chief minister Khandu said at an event at Namsai.

Khandu said government will submit its decision to the Centre before a framework agreement is signed

“Our stand is clear and we want that Naga peace process should not affect the state at any cost,” he said.

The union home ministry had said in a statement that before any settlement is arrived at with Naga groups, all stakeholders will be duly consulted.

The home ministry had said the concerns of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will be taken into consideration.

The NSCN (IM) had demanded ‘Nagalim’ or Greater Nagaland in which all Naga-inhabited areas in the Northeast would be under one administrative umbrella.

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