Eleven political parties in Nagaland decide to boycott Assembly elections


  • Eleven political parties in Nagaland decide to boycott Assembly elections
30-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

To press for early solution to the 70 year long Naga insurgency issue before the polls in Nagaland, eleven political parties from the state on Monday decided not to issue party tickets or file nominations for the February 27 assembly elections.

The decision was taken at a meeting convened by the core committee of Nagaland Tribal Hoho and Civil Organisations (CCNTCHOC) with the leaders of various political parties, including the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) and BJP.

Following a meeting with the Core Committee on Sunday, Naga separatists had issued a joint statement warning people who are planning to contest the Nagaland Assembly polls and asking them not to obstruct the historical talks by taking part in the electoral processes.

On Saturday, the Core Committee had also written to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, appealing to him to defer February 27 elections in favour of early solution to the protracted Naga insurgency issue.

"The opportunity for a peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue has never been this favourable, as the political negotiations are in advance stage and we can't afford to distract the focus from the (peace talks) process at any cost," the Committee had said in a letter to Rawat.

Tags : Nagaland Nagaland Tribal Hoho and Civil Organisations Nagaland Assembly elections Naga insurgency issue


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