Kohima, October 14 (NEx): The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) decided to stay away from the consultative meeting called by the State government on October 15, 2020 to discuss on Naga political issue and ongoing peace talks between Naga National Political Organisations and Govt. of India.
Press release from PAC on Wednesday informed that the decision to stay away from the Consultative Meeting called by the State government was taken during a meeting of PAC of the NPCC on October 14, 2020,
The PAC was unanimous in its opinion that convening this Consultative Meeting has become superfluous, because it has been made clear by the negotiating parties that talks have successfully concluded on October 31, 2019 and after that, the Interlocutor & Governor has had series of consultative meetings with stakeholders, namely the 14 Nagaland Tribe Hoho’s, NGBF, Civil Societies and Political Parties. Governor and Govt of India have already solution in their mind and we soon expect a final agreement to be signed, it stated.
NPCC stated that it has already presented the present position of negotiation and stakeholders view to High Powered Committee of AICC and Leaders of Congress Parliamentary Committees in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for support to the views expressed by stakeholders. We have been reassured that Congress will stand with stakeholders in Parliament as and when the occasion arises.
Further, it said that since we are at the threshold of inking the final agreement, we anticipate that the state Govt under Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will step down in favour of solution which has been his commitment for the past seventeen years, and in which, he has never failed to remind the people of Nagaland while addressing every political or social gathering, it said.
The NPCC also urged the Chief Minister Rio to uphold his commitment and avoid being an obstacle in paving way for post solution arrangement.
Highlighting on the above situation, NPCC reiterated that it would to stay away from the ‘superfluous consultative meeting’, it said.