A 13-member delegation, led by ENPO President Tsapikiu Sangtam, landed in New Delhi for discussions regarding the ENPO’s demands with Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the Home Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), multiple media outlets reported. The meeting is reported to take place at 12 noon on Saturday.
According to reports, the delegation consists of ENPO officials, the ENPO Talk Team, the Eastern Nagaland Women Organization (ENWO), and the Eastern Nagaland Students’ Federation (ENSF).
ENPO member Wangyuh Konyak was quoted by the news outlet India Today NE as saying, “We are here to meet with the Union Home Secretary regarding the commitments made by the MHA, and we expect them to be fulfilled.”
It is worth noting that previously, the MHA had informed the ENPO that a new administrative model would be introduced in Eastern Nagaland, with the possibility of replication in other parts of the country if successful. This proposed administrative arrangement is designed to include 40 elected members and 9 members nominated by the Governor, ensuring legislative, executive, and financial autonomy.
The government has also agreed to bring 45 departments under the purview of the new administrative structure, with the establishment of a dedicated secretariat in the Eastern Nagaland region.
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