Kohima: Following a breakthrough in the 22-year-long Naga peace talks which seem to have reached a conclusive stage — as the Centre has reportedly decided to accept the demands of the NSCN-IM albeit with certain pre-conditions, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio-led Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has appealed all parties to “unitedly work towards implementing the common solution”.
A communiqué from the party’s media cell, said, “The president and rank and file of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party warmly welcomes the outcome of the ongoing talks between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM on 31.10.2019″.
“The NDPP has always believed in the maturity and wisdom of all negotiating parties and have always been optimistic of an amicable solution being agreed on in the greater interest of the Nagas,” it said.
The party also appealed all parties to “work towards implementing the common solution that is honourable, acceptable and inclusive of all stakeholders” and acknowledged the various tribal Hohos, civil society organisations, NGOs and the church for “their wholehearted support towards achieving this historic agreement that will entail lasting peace in our land”.
The party also praised the “Almighty for allowing His wisdom to prevail upon all the leaders” and further said that it will “continue to pray for a new Nagaland firmly established on the foundations of “Unity, Democracy, Secular and Inclusiveness.”