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Muivah�s speech has created confusion: Gogoi

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GUWAHATI, Aug 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that by insisting on �Greater Nagalim�, sovereignty and extension of Nagaland�s territorial boundary, the statement of Th Muivah, the general secretary of the NSCN (I-M), which recently entered into a peace accord with the Government of India created �confusion� rather than clearing the air about the peace pact that has not yet been made public.

The Chief Minister who was addressing the media, however, asserted that he would never allow any compromise to be made on the territorial integrity of Assam in the wake of the developments.

�I doubted it from day one that the Naga peace accord is far from a clear document. Why is it not being made public? Muivah�s statement following the signing of the accord has made it clear that the NSCN (I-M) still persists with its Greater Nagalim agenda. But we are not going to yield an inch of our land,� he asserted.

Pointing out that he had opposed the Greater Nagalim move much earlier, the Chief Minister said that the Assam Government did not agree to the extension of the NSCN (I-M)�s ceasefire (with the Centre) to Assam during the AB Vajpayee Government at the Centre.

�Forget about parting with the State�s land, we even opposed extension of ceasefire to Assam. It was AGP�s Prafulla Kumar Mahanta who as Chief Minister had not opposed the NSCN (I-M)�s idea of Greater Nagalim,� he said.

The Assam Assembly in its just-concluded session adopted a resolution demanding that the Centre make public the peace accord signed with the Naga militant outfit.

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Muivah�s speech has created confusion: Gogoi

GUWAHATI, Aug 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that by insisting on �Greater Nagalim�, sovereignty and extension of Nagaland�s territorial boundary, the statement of Th Muivah, the general secretary of the NSCN (I-M), which recently entered into a peace accord with the Government of India created �confusion� rather than clearing the air about the peace pact that has not yet been made public.

The Chief Minister who was addressing the media, however, asserted that he would never allow any compromise to be made on the territorial integrity of Assam in the wake of the developments.

�I doubted it from day one that the Naga peace accord is far from a clear document. Why is it not being made public? Muivah�s statement following the signing of the accord has made it clear that the NSCN (I-M) still persists with its Greater Nagalim agenda. But we are not going to yield an inch of our land,� he asserted.

Pointing out that he had opposed the Greater Nagalim move much earlier, the Chief Minister said that the Assam Government did not agree to the extension of the NSCN (I-M)�s ceasefire (with the Centre) to Assam during the AB Vajpayee Government at the Centre.

�Forget about parting with the State�s land, we even opposed extension of ceasefire to Assam. It was AGP�s Prafulla Kumar Mahanta who as Chief Minister had not opposed the NSCN (I-M)�s idea of Greater Nagalim,� he said.

The Assam Assembly in its just-concluded session adopted a resolution demanding that the Centre make public the peace accord signed with the Naga militant outfit.