DIMAPUR, April 19 � After more than three months of open dissidence for change of leadership, Noke Wangnao and G Kaito Aye-led Naga People�s Front (NPF) has expressed willingness for reconciliation with Sh�rhozelie-led NPF. The offer has been accepted and agreed upon by the latter.
In a joint statement, Noke and Kaito said their party in its CEC meeting held on March 31 last in a resolution welcomed the appeal of the NGOs, mass-based organisations, Hohos and concerned citizens for the NPF to reconcile and work together in the greater interest of the State. The party also acknowledged the directive of the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the party to amicably resolve the differences within the NPF, they said.
Accordingly, the duo said the party has resolved to pursue reconciliation within the NPF in the interest of party unity and in the overall interest of the State.
They said that in accordance with the resolutions, Noke had officially written to Dr Sh�rhozelie on April 1 to pursue reconciliation as directed by the ECI and in acknowledgement of the appeal of the civil societies.
They revealed that Dr Sh�rhozelie has replied on April 7 welcoming the initiative while also agreeing on the need to reconcile within the party. �Accordingly, senior leaders have already met him to continue the process of reconciliation,� they said.
Dr Sh�rhozelie in his letter proposed to convene a meeting with two of them and TR Zeliang in Kohima to discuss face to face the problem for its solution.