NEW DELHI, Oct 6 - Setting at rest all apprehension, the Governor of Assam and Nagaland, PB Acharya said that the final NSCN(I-M) peace accord will be a comprehensive piece of agreement involving all Naga groups.
The Governor, talking to this newspaper on the sidelines of an interaction with local organisations and individuals here last evening, however skirted the issue of consulting the concerned Chief Ministers about the Naga agreement.
The problems of Nagas living outside Nagaland is different from problems of Nagaland, he said.
About the possibility of bringing on board other Naga rebel groups, he said, �Other organisations with whom the Government has peace agreement, would be called one by one and gracefully we will be talking to them, so that we can also include their ideas, requirements within the framework of this peace agreement,� Acharya said.
�We will involve all the groups. As the Governor, I have told Prime Minister Narendra Modi whatever agreement will be entered into with all the groups, we will sincerely follow it up. There will be no trust deficiency. As Governor, I promise that for implementation of the agreement we will work very sincerely and make it a grand success. It would be very comprehensive accord and acceptable to all the people� he said.
�The issues of Nagas are different from the issue of Nagaland. There are Nagas outside Nagaland also. They are in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. I am talking about Nagas of Nagaland.
�The issue of Nagaland is being tackled by the Central Government. Wherever there are Nagas they should live happily. They should be happy wherever they are. Now the question is of Nagas of Nagaland,� the Governor said.
�It is the framework for peace agreement. The NSCN (I-M) is the leader of the insurgent groups and it claims that it has the monopoly over all groups representing the Nagas. That is why the Government is engaging with it,� he said.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting today with all eight Governors of the North Eastern States and discussed about the NDA Government�s �Act East Policy� and the way forward for the policy.
Meanwhile, the Governor said that Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal met him regarding the Delhi Government�s plans to set up a Northeast Cell in the National Capital to help the people of the north-eastern States. Acharya said the discussion, which lasted for 40 minutes, focused on how to get Delhi Government�s plan implemented and the methods to be adopted.
Meanwhile, the Governor on Monday evening told the respective State Bhavans to not only concentrate on government-to-government business, but also built up rapport with the people of the region living in the National Capital. The Bhavans should act as embassies and build rapport between the State Government and the local populace, hold regular consultations and try to know their problems and difficulties, he advised.