Kohima: Nagaland’s ruling government People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) and opposition party Naga People’s Front (NPF) have inked a resolution to form the mega ‘Nagaland united government’ alliance, officially declaring an ‘Opposition-less’ government in the state on the pretext of the Naga political issue.
The resolution, a copy of which is in possession with EastMojo, was signed by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, deputy chief minister Y Patton, NDPP president Chingwang Konyak, BJP president Temjen Imna Along, NPF president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu, Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang, minister G Kaito Aye, minister Neiba Kronu, minister S Pangnyu Phom, minister P Paiwang, MLA Chotizuh Sazo and MLA Imkong L Imchen.
“The decision to accept the Opposition-less united government has been taken unanimously by the primary PDA partners namely NDPP and BJP including 2 (two) Independent MLA’s supporting the PDA Government and the modalities to include the principal opposition party i.e. NPF into the Government. Henceforth, the new nomenclature of the government shall be called Nagaland united government (NUG),” the resolution said.
It said that for the purpose of actively facilitating the “Naga political Issue” towards achieving inclusive, acceptable and honorable solution, as committed by the parties in its manifestoes, the political parties “shall aim at promoting the Naga peace talks with positive approach in the greater interest of achieving peace and to move forward under a positive environment that is conducive towards finding a political solution at time possible”.
The political parties also resolved to appeal to all Naga political groups to make serious efforts towards unity and reconciliation.
Further, it also resolved to ensure unity of its members in the Legislative Assembly towards the issue and make all possible endeavors to achieve the objective. At this crucial juncture of the “Naga political issue”, it said the parties will encourage and impress upon the government of India and all the negotiating parties to bring about the solution to a logical conclusion at the earliest.
The political parties resolved to stand together towards achieving the goal of acceptable settlement.
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