Nagaland Chief Minister met with Rajnath Singh regarding Naga issue

New Delhi, 3rd November, 2017:

Nagaland Chief Minister met with Rajnath Singh regarding Naga issue at New Delhi on 3rd November, 2017
Nagaland Chief Minister met with Rajnath Singh regarding Naga issue at New Delhi on 3rd November, 2017

On 3rd November 2017, Chief Minister Shri T.R.Zeliang along with his full team of DAN Cabinet and Hon’ble M.P. Shri Neiphiu Rio met Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. During the meeting Hon’ble Chief Minister and his colleagues impressed upon the Union Home Minister the need for finalizing the solution to the long standing Naga Political issue.

Chief Minister mentioned that it had been 20 years of negotiations and with the State scheduled to have Assembly Polls early next year, it is important that settlement of Naga Political issue is initiated before the elections. Hon’ble M.P. Shri Neiphiu Rio also mentioned that with the commitment and leadership of Prime Minister and Union Home Minister, the final settlement does not seem to be very far and that it will be in the interest of all if the settlement is done before Christmas. Union Home Minister appreciated the initiative of Chief Minister Nagaland and his colleagues for highlighting the need for an early solution and hoped that settlement of Naga Political Issue will be done soon.

Later in the afternoon on 3rd November 2017, Hon’ble Chief Minister along with his colleagues had a meeting with Shri R.N. Ravi, Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks at Nagaland House, 29 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi.

In this meeting also Chief Minister requested Shri Ravi to ensure that settlement of Naga Political issues is done before elections. Hon’ble Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts made by the Interlocutor towards an inclusive solution that is both honorable and acceptable. Shri R.N. Ravi explained that they are very near to final solutions and it is essential that all parties are involved in the final negotiations to ensure a peaceful and longlasting solution.

Nagaland Chief Minister met with Rajnath Singh regarding Naga issue at New Delhi on 3rd November, 2017
Nagaland Chief Minister met with Rajnath Singh regarding Naga issue at New Delhi on 3rd November, 2017

He also mentioned that most of the substantial issues have been resolved and only symbolic issues need final resolution. He also urged upon all concerned to impress upon all parties for the need of an early solution, preferably before elections in the best interests of the State.

Those present in the meeting included the following
1. Shri Neiphiu Rio, Member of Parliament Lok Sabha
2. Shri Imkong Imchen, Minister , Nagaland.
3. Shri. G. Kaito, Minister, Nagaland.
4. Shri Tokheho Yepthomi, Minister Nagaland.
5 Shri Y. Patton, Minister, Nagaland.
6. Dr. Nicky Kire, Minister, Nagaland.
7. Shri Kipli Sangtam, Minister Nagaland.
8. Shri E.E. Pangteang, Minister, Nagaland
9. Shri. Mmhonlumo Kikon, Minister, Nagaland
10. Shri Kejong Chang , Minister, Nagaland.
11. Shri. Neiba Kronu, Minister Nagaland
12. Shri Imtilemba Sangtam, Minister, Nagaland
13. Shri S.I. Jamir, Advisor, Nagaland
14. Shri C.M. Chang, Advisor, Nagaland
15. Shri. Pukhayi, Advisor
16. Shri Hukavi, Advisor

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