Gogoi accuses Muivah of playing hide-and-seek

Gogoi accuses Muivah of playing hide-and-seek

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday attacked the Centre and NSCN (IM) leadership for creating confusion among people in the North-East over the framework agreement on Naga peace process signed on August 3.

   Gogoi alleged that when on one hand Muivah has claimed that integration of Nagas is an agenda in the framework agreement, the Centre had been tight lipped, leading to a situation of utter distrust in the restive region.

Gogoi’s attack on Muivah and the Centre came on a day when an all party meeting in Manipur decided that the State government will pass a resolution through the Assembly on the agreement that will look at protecting Manipur’s territorial integrity owing to the Naga peace deal.

“Muivah’s statement is a matter of serious concern. He is still insisting on greater Nagalim and said that the sovereignty issue is still open. By not making the agreement public, the Centre is creating more confusion” Gogoi said in a press conference in Guwahati. He demanded that the Centre should immediately make public the competencies of the framework agreement.

Gogoi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the issue. “It is strange that the PM is completely silent on the issue. He himself termed the agreement historic, but did not talk anything about it on his Independence Day speech. The PM is not even talking about the framework. Our simple question is that whether the framework includes Greater Nagalim? Assam will not compromise its territorial integrity” Gogoi added.

Meanwhile, in Manipur, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh called a crucial all party meeting at the state secretariat in Imphal.

 In the meeting a three point resolution was passed. It was decided that any agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (IM) that is a threat to Manipur’s territorial integrity and interest will not be allowed at any cost.

 It was also decided that the state government through the Assembly will pass a resolution on the agreement that will look at protecting Manipur’s territorial integrity owing to the Naga peace deal. All the political parties in Manipur have decided that a all party delegation led by the chief minister would immediately go to New Delhi and meet Modi And Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on this issue.


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