DIMAPUR, April 9 - The NSCN(IM) flayed Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju for making statements on its ongoing negotiation with the Government of India. The NSCN(IM) said Rijiju is �incompetent� to comment on the present talks.
Rijiju�s �repeated immature statement� through the local and national media, reported widely on April 8, on the ongoing negotiation has created a lot of confusion thereby vitiating the environment of the negotiation, the NSCN(IM) said in a statement issued by its ministry of information and publicity this evening.
While, asking the Union minister to restrain himself from such repetition in near future in the interest of both the parties, the outfit said it deemed it necessary to make it plain and clear what has been transpiring all along these 21-year-long historic negotiations in view of the �repeated immature statement� of Rijiju.
According to NSCN(IM), it is unbecoming of Rijiju to have made such statements demeaning of him to denigrate the Indo-Naga talks which are being held at the prime ministerial level.
�At no point of the negotiation have both the parties ignored important political issues,� it said, while calling Rijiju�s statement that �NSCN has �dropped� the stand of the Nagas on their sovereign right� a figment of his own imagination.