Ahead of peace talks, NPF joins ruling Nagaland government


Kohima: Ahead of the crucial central committee meeting of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on the Naga political issue and peace talks with the NSCN-IM and the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG), the main opposition party in Nagaland – the Naga Popular Front (NPF) – decided to join the ruling government to form a multi-party government.

Nagaland MP CM Y Patton and opposition leader TR Zeliang of the Naga Popular Front (FNP), both co-organizers of the committee, along with 15 other MPs representing all political parties, are expected to join the Naga negotiating groups. following the meeting of the select committee on July 9.

According to sources, the central committee is expected to meet with the NNPG led by President N Kitovi Zhimomi on Tuesday evening, followed by a meeting with the NSCN-IM led by Th Muivah in Dimapur on Wednesday.

Ahead of the crucial meetings, the NPF decided to form a coalition government with the ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government after day-long deliberations in Dimapur on Monday and a day after the Congressional Committee of the Nagaland Pradesh (NPCC) called on 60 Nagaland Assembly lawmakers to step down to pave the way for the Naga political solution on July 18.

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According to reports, the opposition party’s decision was taken after the NDPP called on the party to form a multi-party government, for a common interest – the Naga political solution.

However, the final decision of the PDA government – a pre-election alliance of the NDPP-BJP, has yet to be made.

The developments came after the NDPP claimed that during its meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi, Shah assured that the “PDA coalition will complete the current term under Rio’s leadership with everything. honor and dignity and that the PDA coalition would continue even beyond the present term ”.

The central committee of a parliamentary panel had previously called on all negotiating groups to “come together”, “identify” their differences and create a common approach for “a solution and a deal”.

The central committee called on the parties negotiating the Indo-Naga political dialogue to resume peace talks with a positive approach of mutual respect, putting aside its preconditions for a long-term peace.

Meanwhile, sources say the Nikki sumi faction is in the process of signing a ceasefire agreement with the Indian government.

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