Nagaland Legislative Assembly expected to pass resolution on Naga political issue

Kohima, Sep 14 (IANS): A two-day session of the Nagaland Assembly would be held from September 20 during which a new resolution urging the central government to resolve the Naga political issue is expected to pass in the House, officials said on Wednesday.

A senior official said the 12th session of the 13th Nagaland Assembly is expected to again pass a resolution asking the Center to finalize the long-pending Naga political issue as soon as possible. The Assembly earlier also, crossing party lines, passed such unanimous resolutions to settle the Naga political issue without further delay.

The Assembly Affairs Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday finalized the schedule.

Nagaland’s ruling parties, all other Naga bodies and civil society organizations are making every effort to resolve the Naga political issue ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections, which are expected to be held in February next year.

On Monday, the Parliamentary Central Committee headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and urged him to finalize the Naga political settlement at the earliest.

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