Kohima: Days after Nagaland’s main opposition party, the Naga People’s Front (NPF) avoided the consultative meeting organized by the state government to discuss the Naga political issue, leader of opposition TR Zeliang met with the union home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday.
Sources from the opposition leader’s office confirmed with EastMojo that the meeting between Shah and Zeliang dwelled on the Naga political issue. Details of the discussions were, however, not disclosed.
The NPF recently constituted the Political Affairs Mission (PAM) with Zeliang as the convener after it withdrew from the Joint Legislators Forum (JLF) on Naga political issue.
The 14 Naga tribes, Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF), Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO), Naga Mothers Association (NMA), Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC), Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization (TPO), Naga hoho among the tribal bodies and civil societies that were part of the consultative meeting on held on October 15. Among the political parties, NDPP, BJP and NPP were in attendance.
During the meeting, a seven-point resolution was also adopted by the house, including the resolution to facilitate the peace process and strengthen the negotiations for early realization of the desired “One Solution” in a transparent manner which is acceptable and honourable.
Ahead of the meeting with Shah, Zeliang met NSCN-IM leaders in Delhi and the NNPGs in Dimapur. The PAM under Zeliang got into an embarrassing situation after claiming that the NSCN-IM and the NNPGs (comprising of seven Naga political groups) have agreed in principle to come together and discuss across the table. The Working Committee (WC) of the NNPGs had expressed surprise to this claims.
Although it had said that it is “prepared to meet anyone or any group”, the WC NNPGs called out the NPF saying that as elected legislators, the members of the NPF-PAM must also reflect “inclusiveness” by reconciling with the JLF.
On October 19, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio accompanied by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam health minister met with the BJP National President JP Nadda where they “discussed a host of political issues of Nagaland and the NorthEast region”.