The Nagaland Congress has blamed chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s “biased approach” for delay in reaching a final agreement to the vexed Naga political issue. 

The Nagaland Congress said: “The biased approach of Chief Minister towards different groups is well known and this is one of the major hindrances in hammering out final agreement as peace continues to elude our state.” 

The Nagaland Congress further criticised the formation of an opposition-less government in the state. 

“Chief Minister Rio justifying the formation of an opposition-less govt under the nomenclature of United Democratic Alliance for an early Naga solution is in itself a bundle of contradictions,” the Congress said. 

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It added: “Since all 60 legislators have come together under the banner of UDA to form opposition-less govt and professing their sincerity for an early Naga solution by playing the role of a facilitator, they should also be prepared to be held fully responsible in the event of any delay or breakdown in achieving final solution.” 

Moreover, the Nagaland Congress has said that the authority of the state government has been “severely compromised on countless occasions”. 

The Nagaland Congress said that “since 2003 when he (Neiphiu Rio) first became CM, he has only indulged in appeasing and empowering civil societies”. 

“When Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio wonders whether a constitutionally elected government should run the government or the civil society, he must only blame himself and nobody else,” the Congress added. 

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