Nagaland Congress
Congress leaders during their tour in Mon district.

Nagaland Congress president K. Therie blamed the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government in the state for the delay in the political solution to the Naga issue.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) comprises the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), BJP and Naga People’s Front (NPF).

Explaining how and why the solution has been delayed, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) chief Therie said all the 60 MLAs of the Nagaland Assembly have given a blank cheque to the Government of India even after the latter had declared that the talks with the negotiating parties had concluded.

“The UDA is solely responsible for the delay,” he alleged.

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He was speaking at the NPCC’s ongoing ‘crusade against unfaithful government’ tour programme at Sheanghah Chingnyu village in Mon district, the NPCC said in a release on Saturday.

Therie also reiterated the Pradesh Congress’ October 29 resolution demanding withdrawal of the August 3 resolution of the Nagaland Assembly.

The Nagaland Congress earlier said the State Assembly, ignoring all the agreements and talks for the last 24 years and the voice of stakeholders, had passed the resolution demanding that the Government of India resume the Naga talks.

It also said there is also enough hint in the resolution to carve out a territorial council out of the Ntangki National Reserve Forest located in Preren district.

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The resolution could be construed as a blank cheque approval to carve out Ntangki Territorial Council or otherwise, it added.

He appealed to all to stand with Congress to defend, protect “our faith and land”.

AICC in-charge of Nagaland, Dr Ajoy Kumar joined the NPCC tour team.

Addressing the villagers, Kumar slammed the NDPP-BJP-NPF Nagaland government and said the alliance has totally failed the people and the state.

He said the BJP is trying to dilute the beauty of the diversity of India. He added that the Indian National Congress will work towards defeating the BJP-RSS idea of division.

Kumar asserted that Congress will come to power in 2024 and restore the good days.

He also told the gathering that the NPCC will field candidates in all 60 constituencies of the state in the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com