Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu has invited members of the Joint Coordination Committee and the Nagaland Tribes Action Committee for dialogue to resolve misunderstandings saying he believes any kind of misunderstanding or difference can be resolved only through discussions and free and frank deliberations.
Interacting with a 4-member delegation of the NTAC/ JCC led by NTAC Co-convenor Neivor Rutsa and JCC Co-convenor Vekhosayi Nyekha who called on him this morning to submit a memorandum, Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie said as leaders, “all of us do things we believe are best for our people and society” and that if any mistakes have been committed, free and frank discussions should be held to reach better understanding among all stakeholders so that leaders can continue to contribute to the society at large.
“There is no reason why we together cannot solve problems,” he said and appealed to the leaders to be “more patient, more steady and solve differences through dialogue.”
Stating that his Government shall do whatever is in the best interests of the people, the Chief Minister said “nobody gained out of the unpleasant developments in the recent past. Confrontations with our own people do not benefit anyone and the Government exercised maximum restraint.”
The Chief Minister called upon the JCC/NTAC leaders to “refrain from harbouring negative feelings” and to come forward for more discussions about “what will be good for the Naga society.”
Reminding the leaders that the population of Nagaland is not even the size of a single colony in metropolitan cities, the Chief Minister suggested that Nagas should “learn to live together as a people and a family” rather than segregating ourselves into different communities and organisations.
“Politics can be dirty at times, and some may take advantage of situations some times,” he said but reminded the leaders that “we ourselves can solve our problems and not by others.”
The delegation congratulated Dr Shurhozelie on assuming the highest political position in the State and wished him well.
(Issued by Media Cell, Chief Minister’s Office, Nagaland)