TODAY -

Naga political issue is our poll priority, says TNL Prez
Source: Chronicle News Service / R Lester Makang

Ukhrul, March 01 2022: Amid the pre-poll rush for development agenda, Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) president David K Shimray has called for a shift in the public opinion across the Tangkhul community with regard to the ensuing state assembly elections.

He said that any election should be issue-based and all candidates should be vision-oriented.

"For the Nagas, our agenda is very clear.

There should be no other priority than our long-fought political movement until it's resolved conclusively.

So the coming election is no different," Shimray said in an interaction with the press in his office chamber on Tuesday.

The 77-year-old TNL chief said that Naga issue is a political issue and that the Framework Agreement was signed to pave the way for a final political settlement.

"So, the top priority of our people is to resolve the political issue at the soonest," Shimray asserted.

He continued that any MLAs from the Tangkhul community irrespective of their party's affiliations, when elected, should be committed and willing to devote their services towards resolution of the pending Naga political issue on priority basis.

Specifically, though, for this, the community leaders have chosen the Naga People's Front (NPF) to represent the voice of the people.

"It's not that we are against any other political parties, but we, the collective public (Longnao) leadership, have given our blessing and prayerful mandate to NPF because it is the only party that stands for the Naga people," he explained.

He reminded all the electorates across the Tangkhul community about the decision of the collective public leadership.

Glossing over development-driven poll agenda in the run-up to the elections, he said that development is secondary.

"Development is meaningless until our political issue is resolved and our people are free from the political bondage," he said.

He also reminded all the soon-to-be MLAs from the community to strive for the cause of the people and not run after personal aggrandizement.

In the event of the people's representatives straying away from the goal and succumbing to wealth and self-interest, the precious people's mandate would go wasted and the land would become a vacuum, he rued.

"We have our own Kingdom and we are going to choose our Kings.

And the most I worry about is a Kingdom without a King," he remarked.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 02, MAR 2022
  • 2nd lowest hike of 20 for 2022 reported
  • PM Modi slams Cong with 'Mr 10 pc' jibe
  • Vote BJP for development : Shah
  • BJP supping with armed groups under SoO : Jairam
  • Bailed Dr Lamtinthang raises allegations
  • Poll related violence at Kumbi AC, NPP points finger at BJP
  • BJP may win maximum of 15 seats: K Ranjit
  • Protest staged demanding conduct of MUSU election before March 5
  • Th Lokeshor Singh demands re-poll at two polling stations in Khundrakpam
  • Will file complaint to ECI against undemocratic acts, poll related violence, says Karam Shyam
  • Bail granted
  • Helpline numbers
  • Attacks alleged
  • MSC/CPI expresses concern
  • Applications invited for pre PhD programme at Forestry Department, MU
  • Election at Keirao filled with discrepancies, alleges NPP candidate
  • Saratchandra's claim misleading, says Biren's election agent
  • Manipur witnessed record voter turnout in inclusive, accessible, participative elections
  • Consumer awareness programme held
  • One arrested with suspected heroin worth Rs 1.8 crore
  • PREPAK condoles demise of its corporal
  • Locals condemn bomb attack
  • CAC hails ECI, CEO
  • Ibobi's govt could only provide tap water connection to 5% households of Manipur : Amit Shah
  • No other party will save Manipur other than BJP : Th Biswajit
  • Daily new cases dip to 20, no fatality
  • PM Modi accuses Congress of nurturing militancy
  • Will talk to all outfits, uphold Manipur's integrity: Shah
  • HC endorses PIL on CCpur DH
  • State records 88.63 pc turnout in first phase
  • Cong demands re-poll in Ccpur, Kpi ACs
  • Agriculture, economy, employment common agenda in Thoubal district
  • Detained INC candidate Lamtinthang released
  • INC candidate alleges booth capturing
  • Protest staged demanding re-poll in Henglep AC
  • NPF leaders denounce SSS decision
  • BJP, PAC activists accused of creating fear psychosis
  • Karong Mandal holds virtual rally for BJP candidate
  • Outreach Prog on SVEEP conducted in Senapati village
  • EGM, AMWJU condemn attack on media
  • MLA Shyam alleges bid to capture booth
  • Candidates allege booth siege in Henglep AC
  • Grocery shop set on fire, sit-in staged
  • Allegation baseless: Biren's agent
  • JD-U candidate mulls legal action over morphed photo
  • PREPAK salutes deceased cadre
  • Cong MLA demands re-poll in Khundrakpam
  • Sit-in protest held demanding MUSU election
  • Naturopathy camp organised
  • RNSOM calls for free and fair election
  • AR distributes sewing machines
  • Bomb attack condemned
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Children Camp @JNMDA Imphal #3 : Gallery
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • Education Fair @Imphal #1 : Gallery
  • Project Associate @ CSE, Assam Univ
  • Understanding schizophrenia
  • Advancement in Multi Objective Optimization
  • When will women in voter list increase ?
  • Making 2 plus 2 is equal to 5
  • Changing face of drug menace
  • Scientist of Manipur: Jayanta Manoharmayum
  • 25 yrs since Atal Vajpayee visit to RIMS
  • 4 Lakhs donated to support (L) Maipak Family
  • Clarification: Guwahati Meet on Humanitarian
  • Start UPSC prep after 12th for success
  • Tips to avoid melting makeup in summer
  • Giving a big solid push to ST demand
  • Time to come clean
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: 1 occasion, 2 narratives #3
  • Khongjom Day @Khebaching #2 : Gallery
  • A year of hostilities
  • Licypriya Kangujam to travel to Italy
  • Declining moral standards in public life
  • Healthy democracy with independent media
  • Why endangered species matter to us
  • Significant Guwahati meeting : 1st visible step
  • The Pallel story
  • Aftermath of ferocious hailstorm #2 : Gallery
  • Ukhrul: Climate change grip on water supply
  • Commemoration of World Eld's Deer Day
  • Indo-Naga Talks (From 2012) :: Timeline
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Hiyanglam
  • Dance of democracy, a miracle in making !
  • Learn to look 10/20/30 years hence
  • The zero FIR, zero lesson
  • 'Ishanou' Selection @ Cannes #1: Gallery
  • MOU signed: MTI-HUB & KIIT-TBI & SAbF
  • Lament of the Mourning Choir :: Poem
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Wabagai
  • RSS-BJP fracas
  • Trials for Canoe Slalom World Cup
  • Poser from a villager says it all Kamjong
  • The cover-up effort
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #2
  • Manipuri women in the arena of politics
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Assam
  • Aimee Baruah at red carpet of Cannes
  • National Defence Academy Exam 2024
  • How digital media changed communications
  • Manipur stands scandalised
  • All eyes on UP battle
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #32: Download
  • Riots to a shrine- Ram Mandir of Ayodhya
  • Handle with care. F.R.I.E.N.D.S inside!
  • The Power of Poppy - 31 :: Poem
  • Celebrate the journey !
  • Career counselling : A life guidance tool
  • Scientist of Manipur: Amom Ruhikanta
  • Conspiracy, thy name is Kuki !
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Thounaojam
  • Ket Meth New Album "Ghost Stories"
  • World Hypertension Day
  • International Day of Families
  • Let the rule of law prevail
  • When donation becomes obligatory demand
  • Tourism of Manipur through Gastronomy
  • Beyond Eternity :: Poem
  • Patriarch subjugation on women
  • Celebrate Manipuri Cinema shine at Cannes
  • Training on cultivation of various mushroom
  • Transformative impact of Ayurveda & Yoga
  • War for over a year : Delhi is answerable
  • The logic behind illogical chargesheet
  • Preserving Thang-Ta :: Rare Photos
  • Regarding Human Rights Situation in Manipur
  • World Hypertension Day 2024
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #3
  • Disinformation campaign touba thengnarey
  • Deeply mourn the demise of Oja Biren Lamba
  • Water Mimosa for sustainable development
  • Publicity drives of educational institutions
  • ED's revolutionary move!!!
  • Malemnganbi Laishram : Science Topper
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2024 #2: Gallery
  • Thokchom Sheityajit : Arts Topper
  • Aiena Naorem : Commerce Topper
  • AISSE 2024 Exam Result- RKM Imphal
  • Gold, new world currency !
  • Milk for hair and skin
  • Of illegal immigrants & the larger picture
  • The missive from Kamjong
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Science Topper
  • HSE 2024 : Subject Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : District Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : Candidates with Highest Marks
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Science Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Arts Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Commerce Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Arts Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Commerce Topper
  • Sezo Ringa- Debut Music Video "Revival"
  • Journalism - A thrilling career #2
  • After Class XII where? The eternal question
  • Entry of Arvind Kejriwal
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #1
  • Our nurses, our future: Power of care
  • Screenplay Writing course concluded
  • Workshop on IP & Patent Filing held
  • Let there be less Politics in Sports
  • Sam Pitroda is absolutely white
  • Motherhood: Soul & spirit of family & society
  • Time has come to criminalise ecocide
  • Meiteis, a disappearing community in Manipur
  • World Bamboo Congress @Taiwan : Gallery
  • Ima Manipur should smile more
  • 2nd National Lok Adalat at High Court
  • The Power of Poppy - 30 :: Poem
  • Army impact on Tamphasana Wushu odyssey
  • Aftermath of ferocious hailstorm #1 : Gallery
  • "Dynamic library service" :: Book Rvw
  • Radio E-pao: Manipuri Film OST (130+ song)
  • Artificial Intelligence & Environment
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #2
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #4
  • Delhi's stand after 1 year of clash
  • A new type of terrorism
  • Scientist of Manipur: Waikhom Vishwanath
  • SRF, JRF, RA @ Assam University
  • The Bleeding River :: Poem
  • Executive Meeting of WMC Assam Unit
  • Journalism - A thrilling career #1
  • Raising the call to replace Minister
  • A storm in a political teacup
  • Cheirao-chingkaba @ Chinga : Gallery
  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Empowering hill communities via U-Mangra
  • African Swine Fever
  • Free Training on Mushroom at Nagamapal
  • Harshit Dhingaun recieves award from Korea
  • Look for ways to restore normalcy
  • The danger of last kicks of a dying horse
  • Preserving Thang-Ta traditions
  • Resolving ST issue by democratic process
  • Top 5 songs to awaken your inner patriot
  • Project Assistant @ Manipur University
  • Leishemba Sanajaoba conferred Doctorate
  • Double tragedy: No time for red-tapism
  • A Youtuber called Dhruv
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing : Full Book
  • 174th Anniv Maharaj Narasingh #2 : Gallery
  • Challenges in Healthcare in rural Manipur
  • A salute to leadership quality of PM Modi
  • Career in press for freedom of expression
  • One day after devastating hailstorm
  • Understanding the suffering of others
  • A ferocious hailstorm @Imphal : Gallery
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #1
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #3
  • Election gossip & rumours
  • 'Melodic Minds' Tour in Guwahati
  • Leaving a trail of destruction
  • Political see-saw
  • A brand-new Scientific discovery
  • In memoriam of the happiness we shared !
  • Crop/animal for higher productivity in NE #5
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Sekmaijin
  • Oh Motherland :: Poem
  • Animal life should be treated with dignity
  • '365 Days of Chin-Kuki Aggression' : Gallery
  • Renaissance of politics in our youth
  • TB & tobacco co-epidemics in Indonesia
  • The Power of Poppy - 29 :: Poem
  • Advanced Charging Infrastructure in NE
  • Lessons learnt in the last one year
  • True colour of politics
  • World Heritage Day @ MU : Gallery
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Kakwa
  • Joint Combing Operations in Jiribam
  • Reboot PSUs for jobs: Task for new Govt
  • Ayurvedic remedies to keep healthy eyes
  • May 3, 2023 to May 3, 2024
  • One year of crisis, and what next ?
  • Scientist of Manipur: Nongmaithem Rajmuhon
  • Whither social justice & work for women?
  • Taiwan to enhancing economic ties with India
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #2
  • Athoubasingi Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Privilege trap of While Male Meitei
  • Crop/animal for higher productivity in NE #4
  • 'Chizami Model' working in Gujarat ?
  • Racing towards the one year mark
  • On misattribution & falsifying history
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #15 :: Book
  • May Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • 12th World Bamboo Congress at Taiwan
  • Complex dance of democracy in Manipur
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Pangaltabi
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #1
  • Showing ugly face of muscle power
  • Spare the rod, spoil the monster
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #31: Download
  • Socio-Historical analysis on Ethnic Conflict
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Langmeidong
  • Ngangbam Dipapati- Gold @European Cup
  • Crop/animal for higher productivity in NE #3
  • Fresh surge in violence
  • The real culprit
  • National Science Teacher workshop
  • Livelihood Disaster in Mapithel Region
  • Scientists of Manipur : Laishram Ladu Singh
  • Imphal Ring Road Project to Transform
  • Lok Sabha polls in Manipur #2 : Gallery
  • The Happiness Code : Download
  • NH-2 Bridge bombed @Sapermeina : Gallery
  • Khongjom Day @Khebaching #1 : Gallery
  • Id-ul-Fitr @Hatta #2 : Gallery
  • Workshop @ NSU Manipur : Gallery
  • 174th Anniv Maharaj Narasingh #1 : Gallery
  • Lok Sabha polls in Manipur #1 : Gallery
  • Children Camp @JNMDA Imphal #2 : Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #2 : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Laitonjam Warjeet
  • Community seed bank @Umathel : Gallery
  • Athoubasingi Numit #1 : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Ngangkham Nimai
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #1 : Gallery
  • Kenedy Khuman (Singer) : Gallery
  • Students @ Class X Exam : Gallery
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD