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MP Tokheho Yepthomi’s presentation in Lok Sabha a “Conspicuous Failure”: NSCN IM

MP Tokheho Yepthomi’s presentation in Lok Sabha a "Conspicuous Failure": NSCN IM

Kohima, February 14 (NEx): The NSCN IM in a reaction to the presentation of Naga case by MP Tokheho Yepthomi in the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2021, calls it a conspicuous failure and said that it is much regretted as the historical and political dynamics are missing and the punch was, therefore found wanting.

The NSCN (IM) in a press statement today, said that the conspicuous failure of Tokheho Yepthomi is noticed when he could not even quote the correct date of the signing of the historic Framework Agreement, and usage of misplaced political terminology like Naga “underground” and “militants”, also the failure to do proper homework left the Naga people seething with righteous anger.

Excerpt from the speech of Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi;

Member of Parliament, Nagaland, Tokheho Yepthomi, during his presentation at the Zero hour in the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2021 said, “The political negotiation has been going on between Naga undergrounds and the government of India for the last Twenty three and half years. Sir, Framework Agreement has been signed on March 03, 2015 with the NSCN (IM) and another agreement has been signed in July 2017, and the interlocutor between the Naga Militants and Government of India said that the talk has been concluded on October 31, 2019. People of Nagaland from different organizations have given representation to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Home Minister to come to a logical conclusion because it has taken Twenty three and half years. In my question, I asked about the progress of the negotiations, and the answer given was that the talk is in progress, whereas, the interlocutor said that the talk has been concluded. The Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland also the interlocutor in his address at the 7th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly said that the talk has been concluded. If that is the case I want to draw your attention, sir,.. That the agreement should be made without further delay. This is not a state issue only but also a National issue but it has been taken Twenty three and half years.”