DIMAPUR, Apr 3 : Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has drawn attention on the statement made by Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsü at the recent Kohima Division NPF Convention wherein he had purportedly reiterated that “the NPF supports the August 3rd, 2015 ‘Framework Agreement’ between the Government of India (GoI) and NSCN (I-M).”
NTC Media Cell pointed out that the Chief Minister is not only the leader of a prominent political party but also the leader of the State and therefore, has “immense responsibility and accountability to the people of Nagaland in particular”.
NTC said since the Chief Minister of the State was “so confident in expressing such unconditional support to an exclusive agreement between Government of India and NSCN (I-M)” it was made to believe that the “State leadership” knows about the contents of the agreement and therefore, urged the State leadership “ to divulge the contents of the agreement for the people of Nagaland to know and understand”.
NTC demanded that the State leadership to first satisfy the stakeholders before lending support to such an important deal.
Further, Nagaland Tribes Council reminded that the Framework Agreement, which was signed two years ago, is an exclusive accord between the Central government and NSCN (I-M) but where major stakeholders were not taken on board.
While lauding the State leadership for saying that “this does not mean that the party supports one political group,” the tribes council however questioned the State leadership as to what is the mechanism to include other NNPGs and stakeholders in the already signed agreement?
NTC has therefore made its stand clear that any agreement in the Framework would be “an imposition, since the major stakeholders were not taken into confidence prior to finalisation of the said agreement.”
Nagaland Tribes Council said under the present “unpalatable situation” the State leadership owed an answer lest anything went wrong to the future of Nagaland.
Source: The Sangai Express