Mokokchung, 11 April (MTNews): The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) on Thursday claimed that the Frontier Nagaland Territory (FNT) issue could not be settled before the announcement of Election Model Code of Conduct as assured by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) because the Nagaland state government failed to relay its comments on time, leading to Eastern Nagaland’s abstention from participating in the upcoming elections.

In a startling revelation, ENPO said it has come to know that the MHA had handed over the highlights of the draft Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) for FNT to the State Government in the month of December 2023, on which it was supposed to give its comments before 31 December 2023.

According to the commitment made by the MHA of Government of India to ENPO, the arrangement of FNT was supposed to be settled before the Election Model Code of Conduct (EMCC) comes into force, ENPO said.
However, according to ENPO, the State Government is yet to give comments on the draft to the Government of India – due to which the FNT could not be materialized before the announcement of Election Model Code of Conduct to the Lok Sabha 2024 as committed by MHA.

Therefore, ENPO said, the Eastern Nagaland public on 23 February 2024 made a resolution at Chenmoho village not to participate in any Central or State Election. The resolution was subsequently reaffirmed on 19 March 2024 at Tuensang HQ.

This resolution was again reaffirmed on 11 April 2024 during Eastern Nagaland public meeting held at Tuensang HQ which reads, “Chenmoho Resolution Reaffirmed – Now therefore, we are fully committed to honoring and upholding the Eastern Nagaland Public resolution with utmost.

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