Trust deficit among political parties affected peace process: Governor

KOHIMA, September 18 (NEPS): Nagaland State Governor, PB Acharya today said that the trust deficit among the political parties in Nagaland had greatly affected to the ongoing Naga peace process and called upon the Naga civil societies and organizations to come forward for the solution to the Naga political issue.

 

Addressing a press conference here at the Raj Bhavan Conference Hall on Monday, the Governor said talks between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) were going on and initiatives to start political talks with other Naga National Political Groups were also on. This was a positive development, he stated.

 

When asked whether the solution to the Naga political issue would come before the coming Nagaland Assembly election due early next year, Acharya said it should happen within two to three months. Everybody was hoping that solution would come very soon, he added. “I am also hoping that solution would come soon,” he said.

 

He however expressed regret at the kind of politics that had been going on in the State and also the trust deficit among the political parties and groups in the State. He said this unwanted development had affected the Naga peace process and further appealed all to come forward and strengthen the process for an early solution.

 

On appointment of PS and Advisors

The Governor meanwhile also informed that he had received the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) representation with regard to the Supreme Court judgement against the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries and Advisers. The SC judgement had stated that the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries and Advisers was unconstitutional. Currently, Nagaland has 26 Parliamentary Secretaries and 9 Advisers.

 

The Governor informed that he was consulting constitutional luminaries as to how he would act on it. The Governor said, he had to honor the Court judgement but was awaiting the outcome of consultations with his constitutional luminaries.