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APCC sceptical about Naga peace accord

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GUWAHATI, Aug 13 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today said that there is ample scope to doubt the intention of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government in signing the peace treaty with the NSCN (IM). For, the Central Government has failed to make the accord public so far and it has not taken the Chief Ministers of the NE States into confidence while inking this pact.

Reacting to the statement of the State unit of the BJP, the APCC asserted in a statement that it would not allow any step on the part of the Central Government which is detrimental to the interest of Assam.

It also maintained that the then Chief Minister of Assam Late Hiteswar Saikia was not made a signatory to the Assam Accord or was also not invited to the function in which that accord was signed by the Central as well as the State Governments with the Assam agitation leaders in 1985 as a mark of honour to the demand of the agitators. The Assam agitators declared the Hiteswar Saikia-led �democratically elected� State Government as an illegal one.

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APCC sceptical about Naga peace accord

GUWAHATI, Aug 13 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today said that there is ample scope to doubt the intention of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government in signing the peace treaty with the NSCN (IM). For, the Central Government has failed to make the accord public so far and it has not taken the Chief Ministers of the NE States into confidence while inking this pact.

Reacting to the statement of the State unit of the BJP, the APCC asserted in a statement that it would not allow any step on the part of the Central Government which is detrimental to the interest of Assam.

It also maintained that the then Chief Minister of Assam Late Hiteswar Saikia was not made a signatory to the Assam Accord or was also not invited to the function in which that accord was signed by the Central as well as the State Governments with the Assam agitation leaders in 1985 as a mark of honour to the demand of the agitators. The Assam agitators declared the Hiteswar Saikia-led �democratically elected� State Government as an illegal one.