Mokokchung, January 15 (MTNews): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie has said that the Election Commission of India’s announcement that the State Assembly Elections would be held before the present term ends “conveys that the demand of the people for implementation of the agreed solutions has been denied.”
Stating that the announcement “leaves us few days at hand”, Therie pointed out that the CBSE examinations are set to begin from 15 February and if the elections are to be held before this date, “we have 30 days at hand.”
Therie said that, in the past, elections were usually announced 45 days ahead in order to allow people to “prepare their mind for the future five year plan.” However, he said, this opportunity has been “hijacked” and added that “people are now in suspense” on whether it will be the elections or the President’s Rule they face.
Therie also said that the Chief Minister of Nagaland expressing willingness to pave the way for a solution to the Naga political issue “has been a mirage all along.” He went on to say that the people have been running after this mirage for the last 20 years.
“The ECI’s announcement also conveys that the demand of the people for implementation of the agreed solutions has been denied. The matter now lies with GOI,” Therie reiterated.
“Congress’ priority is implementation of agreed solutions. There is no opposition to implementation of solutions. If BJP Government does not implement, they are nothing more than a lying party,” he added.