Naga Insurgency: State groups demand to defer polls, CM briefs Home Minister

rajnath singh tr zeliang

Story highlights

  • The CM of Nagaland TR Zeliang briefs Home Minister recently
  • Zeliang briefs Rajnath on seven-decade-old Naga insurgency
  • They also discussed the state groups demand to defer polls

As the state groups of Nagaland are demanding postponement of the Assembly Elections and imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland, the Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang has recently met the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefs him on the prolonged Naga issue to ease the solution.

9 state groups pressuring the govt to defer polls

Nine state groups of Nagaland including the powerful Naga Mother’s Association and Naga Hoho are looking for Central government’s intercession to postpone the assembly elections due next month. The group is also demanding President’s rule till the new government forms.

For this, all these groups have sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s office to draw the attention of the concerned authorities.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him on a seven-year-old naga issue, during this, they also discussed the emerging demand of the poll-postponement. The meeting was to ease the solution on the issue before the elections in the state to have a peaceful voting and formation of the government.

Briefing Rajnath on the popular demand for “Solution before Election” and postponement of the assembly elections, Zeliang noted that the central government was engaged with different Naga political groups including the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-I-M) and Working Committee of six Naga National Political Groups for an early solution.

On this, the Chief Minister while briefing HM, stated, “It was the desire of the Naga people for a solution to arrive before the ensuing election.”

In support of the group’s demand, he submitted a resolution adopted by Nagaland Legislators Forum and parliamentarians and ex-parliamentarians on December 7, 2017.

This also includes a copy of Nagaland Assembly resolution urging the central government to take emergent and extraordinary steps for an “honourable and acceptable solution” before the assembly election.

Rajnath Singh, meanwhile, reiterated that the government of India was serious about solving the Naga political issue.

Also Read: Nagaland: ACAUT demands postponement of polls and President’s Rule

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