Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for spectacular victory of BJP in Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
In a congratulatory letter to the Prime Minister on Tuesday, Zeliang said the Legislature Party of Democratic Party of Nagaland and all the members of 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly at a meeting held on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for the electoral victory and urged Prime Minister to grant the people of Nagaland similar sense of pride and satisfaction by helping resolve the long standing Naga political issue well before the next general election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly for long term peace in the state and the region.
In fact recently, the two-day winter session of Nagaland Assembly resolved to urge the Government of India to take emergent and extraordinary steps to usher in an honourable and acceptable solution to theNaga politicalissue well before the State Assembly elections slated for March next year.
At the consultative meet of the Nagaland Legislators’ Forum with the parliamentarians and ex- parliamentarians held in Kohima on December 7, a resolution was passed urging the Nagaland Legislative Assembly to pass a separate resolution on similar lines for “solution before election” during the current session of the House.
The House appreciated the various measures taken by the Government of India in regard to early solution of the protracted Naga political issue, specially theFramework Agreementdated 5th August, 2015 between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM as well as the further written agreement dated 27th November, 2017 between the Government of India and the Working Committee of the six Naga political groups.
Various stakeholders are sincerely and seriously engaging their minds to the core details of the Naga political issue in order to arrive at an early solution.
The House is of the utmost view that solution to the issue cannot afford any more delay and thereby interminably deny the Nagas their democratic rights to self-determination and other concomitant rights and vestments.
The House also resolved to urge the Election Commission of India not to announce date of the general elections until the Government of India arrives at an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga issue in order to enable all Nagas to enjoy their due democratic and other rights and function as a more empowered electorate during the elections that may be held after the solution.