The Core Committee of the Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO), which was formed to demand solution to the Naga political issue before the Nagaland Assembly elections 2018, dissolved itself on Tuesday.
The CCNTHCO called an emergency meeting on Tuesday with all the 11 political parties, which had signed the joint declaration of January 29, in Kohima and invited the leaders of apex tribe bodies, mass-based organizations and the negotiating parties to attend the same.
In a statement issued after the meeting, the CCNTHCO said after a threadbare deliberation with apex tribes, hohos and civil society organisations in the presence of political parties and negotiating groups at the meeting, it was resolved to dissolve the core committee since all the political parties have already violated the January 29 declaration which their respective representatives had signed in Kohima.
“Under the circumstances, the CCNTHCO had no option but to dissolve. However, the February 29 declaration still stands and political parties or candidates violating this declaration shall still be accused by history of putting self before the Naga cause,” the statement said.
In the statement the CCNTHCO further stated that the BJP was the first to violate the ‘solemn undertaking’ and withdraw from the declaration by suspending its State executive member Kheto Sema, who had signed it on its behalf.
“The party was also the first to declare that it will be contesting the elections,” it lamented.
The BJP, however, revoked the suspension of two its members on Monday.
“After this, the floodgates were opened and all the political parties started issuing party tickets. The proverbial final nail in solution before election coffin was hammered in when candidates from various parties started filing nominations whilst the CCNTHCO was still on with political parties in Kohima today,” the statement of the CCNTHCO said.
The CCNTHCO appreciated the Nagaland Joint Christian Forum for the initiative to come together all the tribe hohos and mass-based NGOs to find solution for a common cause.
The Core Committee also thanked all the people for supporting the common cause.
In the statement it also said that even though the Committee stands dissolved, its mission, as mandated by tribal hohos and mass-based organisations, was carried forward to the fullest, thus leaving behind a positive spirit.
“It is for the Naga people to judge as to who threw the spanner in the way of Naga solution,” CCNTHCO added.