The Naga People’s Front (NPF) in a party meeting on Saturday urged the Central Government and the Naga negotiating parties to come to a logical conclusion on the Naga political issue at the earliest.
Although the talks between the NSCN (IM) and the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on solving the decades-old Naga issue were said to have concluded on October 31, 2019, a resolution is yet to see the light of the day.
After several rounds of negotiations since 1997, the Centre had signed the Framework Agreement with the NSCN (IM) in 2015 and the Agreed Positions with the NNPGs in 2017 to resolve the issue.
At an emergency meeting in Kohima, the central bearers of the NPF also urged the Centre to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act from the entire the Northeastern region. The meeting adopted six-point resolutions.
NPF seeks members’ support
While informing that the party is working hard for the success of its candidates in the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections, the NPF appealed to its members, who were denied the tickets, to continue extending support to its candidates.
The meeting also appreciated the United Democratic Alliance government in Nagaland of which NPF is a partner for according recognition to the Tikhir tribe as one of the recognised tribes of the state.
Speaking at the meeting, NPF central working president Apong Pongener reminded that the NPF belongs to the Naga people and the party represents their identity and interest.
While lauding the party for working for the development and benefits of the public, Pongener called upon its leaders to remain steadfast in their stand despite the odds.
Pongener said that the NPF has set up only 10 candidates for the ensuing Manipur polls, adding that all the ticket holders are strong candidates. He hoped they will emerge victorious.