Peace talk with NSCN (IM), NNPGs Will stay away from polls if no solution : CNTC

 Adding to the already hyped political atmosphere, Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC), comprising of Ao, Lotha and Sumi tribes– has threatened to abstain from taking part in the State Assembly elections (expected February end or first week of March this year), if the BJP-led Government at the Centre failed to fulfil its 2018 election promise- “Election for Solution” while at the same time, also reaffirming its earlier demand for President’s Rule in Nagaland.
As the 2023 Assembly elections is to be announced any time soon, CNTC said the BJP-led Government has failed to fulfil its 2018 commitment while its lack of “response or eagerness” for solving the Naga political issue has hurt the public sentiment.
CNTC maintained that instead of fulfilling its promise on solution, the Centre was likely to announce the date of Nagaland Assembly election. CNTC categorically stated that “in the event of such move by the Centre (for holding election), it (CNTC) will be left with no option but to go in line with Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) for abstaining from the State Assembly election.”
CNTC said it has renewed its demand for imposition of President’s Rule in the State, in view of the failure of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Government in fulfilling its commitments.
CNTC accused the UDA for lack of transparency and also failing to take action against rampant extortion, which has led to sharp rise in prices of various items which have only made the common people bear the brunt.
CNTC also reminded on the misappropriation of public money in the construction of High Court complex in Kohima, Sovima Cricket ground, Multi-purpose Stadium in Dimapur, etc, which were some of the examples of unabated corruption taking place in the State. In the light of the above, CNTC claimed that with imposition of President’s Rule, all such corruption could be checked.
Courtesy Nagaland Post