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Nagaland legislators meet political groups

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, March 11 - Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has urged all Naga political groups (NPGs) to deliberate, discuss and have more consultations on how best to solve the protracted Naga political problem.

�The sacrifices made by generations of Nagas including the present leaders may bear fruit for the future generations to harvest,� he said this while addressing the consultative meeting of Nagaland Legislators� Forum on Naga Political Issue (NLFNPI) along with various Naga political groups at Police Complex, Chumukedima here on Wednesday, the CMO media cell said in a release.

Lamenting that Nagas had suffered for too long, Zeliang said, �We should not bequeath our children with an unsolved political problem... We must find a solution that is honourable and acceptable to all sections of the society.�

�It is a problem of all Nagas and therefore, we must all come together and put our heads together to find permanent peace in our area,� Zeliang added.

�We, as elected representatives of the people, have sworn allegiance to the Constitution of India and therefore, we cannot take part in the negotiating table. The Centre has been told that we can only facilitate early solution of the problem; we can only ask that the interests of all are taken into consideration while bringing out a final solution,� he told the groups.

He stated that his government had taken up the issue with all seriousness and had sent a Parliamentary Working Committee delegation to Delhi to meet the PM, Union Home Minister and Interlocutor RN Ravi in July 2015.

In February 2016, he said, another PWC delegation met national political party leaders and requested them for their support in Parliament for an early solution that would be all-inclusive, honourable and acceptable to all sections of the Naga society.

The meeting was attended by three NNC groups (barring Adino group) and GPRN/NSCN and Reformation groups, the media cell said.

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