Nagaland Lok Sabha MP and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Tokheho Yepthomi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the Naga political issue.
Yepthomi made the appeal to Prime Minister Modi during the meeting of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) held on Saturday.
The Nagaland MP also attended the all-party meeting on Saturday, which was chaired by PM Modi.
During the meeting, Yepthomi also sought more attention from the central government towards the Northeastern states which share international boundaries.
“Attended the All Party Meet and thereafter NDA meet chaired by Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji. I urged Hon’ble PM to kindly resolve the Naga Political Issue since negotiations have been on for 23 years and the need for more attention to NE states sharing International boundaries,” Yepthomi tweeted.
Attended the All Party Meet and thereafter NDA meet chaired by Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji. I urged Hon'ble PM to kindly resolve the Naga Political Issue since negotiations have been on for 23 years and the need for more attention to NE states sharing International boundaries. pic.twitter.com/N2jlOBimH4
— Tokheho Yepthomi (@TokhehoYepthomi) January 30, 2021
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in his Republic Day speech on January 16 said “unrealistic intransigence of some people, who are unwilling to forsake the politics by gun”, has undermined the Centre’s political initiatives to resolve the Naga issue in the last 24 years.
Ravi is also the Centre’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks.
In his speech, Ravi said the people of Nagaland have not been able to reap optimum benefit of various progressive government schemes as “some extra-constitutional entities in the guise of espousing the Naga national cause” have kept peace and progress at bay.
While chairing the all-party meeting Modi said the central government’s offer to keep the implementation of the three farm laws on hold for 18 months was still on the table.
He also said union agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was just a phone call away for taking forward talks with protesting farmers’ unions.