Nagaland CM designated TR says Naga political issue be on priority
Nagaland Chief Minister designated T R Zeliang said the Naga Peoples Front will pursue the Naga political issue vigorously with the Centre while also calling upon all Naga political groups to unite.
Talking to mediapersons before leaving for Delhi alongwith Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, with three Cabinet ministers G Kaito Ayeh, C M Chang and T R Zeliang yesterday, Mr Zeliang said that the solution to the Naga political problem is one of the most important promises we made to the people. Therefore, we will vigorously pursue what we have committed to the people and while asserting that all Naga Political Groups should unite to achieve this common aspiration. Zeliang also said solution to the pending Naga political problem will be the foremost task. He said Nagas could not move any further because of the pending Naga political issue, therefore, the priority will be given to bringing about an acceptable solution to the Naga political issue. He sought the cooperation of all legislators on this matter.
As the new leader of the Party, Zeliang said there are many challenges ahead including bringing in industrial development, improving road connectivity, communication etc. But he said since the Naga political issue has been long pending, our priority will be its solution as there cannot be development and progress in the state without a solution to the vexed problem. "We have to bring permanent peace and solution for development," he said.
Zeliang exuded confidence that Rio's present at the Centre will make a difference and will create impact on all front, especially with the Naga political issue. Further, maintaining that NPF is pre-poll alliance of BJP-led NDA, he expressed the hope that with NDA coming to power at the Centre, the 'land locked state of the Naga people will be unlocked'. On the possible split within the NPF legislators over the leadership problem, he said it was only a difference of opinion but now the matter has been resolved and all elected members have come to a consensus and committed to the transition that has been smooth.
(Posted on 18-05-2014)