Finer points still a mystery

Finer points still a mystery

The details of Naga peace accord, clinched between the Centre and the NSCN(IM), is not yet in public domain with opposition parties questioning the government for keeping them in dark.

 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had telephoned top leaders of 10 non-NDA parties, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but it is learnt that he has not provided them with details.

Modi informed the "good news" about the deal soon after the signing of the accord. “I have to convey a good news to you. An issue which was lingering for 60 years, we have solved it in one year. An agreement has been signed on the Naga issue and an announcement has been made,” Modi told the leaders.

Besides Sonia, Modi also spoke to former PMs Manmohan Singh H D Deve Gowda, Mallikarjun Kharge,  Sharad Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sitaram Yechury, Mayawati, Sharad Pawar,  J Jayalalitha, Mamata Banerjee and M Karunanidhi.

Yechury said, "I told the prime minister that a lot of hard work has been done to get the deal done in the past several years". However, the CPM general secretary criticised the government for not giving out the details. There is “no opportunity to even discuss such a major thing”, he said adding, “if Parliament is not functioning, then at least a written statement can be circulated to the people concerned. There is no information to the House, which is in session. All this reflects the undermining of the procedures of democracy.”

 One senior leader said it is not clear whether it was a "framework agreement" or a full-fledged peace accord. Home Ministry officials also did not reveal the details with an official remarking that it has created more "mystery". It is speculated that Home Minister Rajnath Singh may make a statement in Parliament soon.

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