NSCN (I-M) and NNPGs commit not to interfere with elections in Nagaland

the asian age  | manoj anand

India, Politics

Security sources said, 'Peace-process was progressing very well and both parties have reached to an agreement on major substantive issues'.

NSCN (I-M) and Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has given commitment not to interfere in to the electoral process. (Photo: Representational | File)

Guwahati: The ministry of home affairs is not apprehending any major problem during the elections in Nagaland as NSCN (I-M) and Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has given commitment not to interfere in to the electoral process.

Disclosing that ongoing peace-talks in Nagaland was almost in the final stage, security sources told this newspaper that peace-process was progressing very well and both the parties have reached to an agreement on major substantive issues.

Pointing out that apart from some local issues, the demand of both the factions---NSCN (I-M) and NNNPGs are almost similar; security sources said that Government of India has also agreed to incorporate the final outcome of Naga talks into the constitution.

Admitting that there have been differences on some issues, security sources said that home ministry is confident to thrash out these differences shortly through talks.

About the elections, security sources clarified that ongoing peace-process was not linked to the elections. “It is obvious that soon after the final agreement, a new regime will take over the leadership in the state,” security sources said adding that Election Commission of India was not in a position to stop the elections as neither the government nor NSCN (I-M) and NNPGs agreed to commit on final agreement within a specific time frame.

Admitting that initially NSCN (I-M) had decided to oppose the elections, security sources said that after a discussion, they decided not to interfere with the ensuing elections process.

Indicating that a large section of NSCN (K) leaders are willing to join the peace-process, security sources said that Government of India has made it clear to all the stakeholders in Nagaland that there will be only one agreement at the end of Nag talks.

Informing that Government of India is hopeful of NSCN (K) joining the peace-process soon, security sources said, “If they fail to join the peace-process, they will be left out.”

Refusing to give any time frame, security sources however indicated that final solution to the Naga political problem is the matter of few months only.

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