The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has asserted that the NPF party would extent full cooperation for any peaceful and amicable settlement to the vexed Naga political problem and for which the solution is said to be nearing.
According to a release issued by the party from Kohima, a delegation of NPF leaders called upon the Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on his new assignment as the head of the state at Raj Bhavan on August 21 and congratulated and welcomed him.
The party has appreciated the Centre for appointing him as the governor of the state as Ravi was also the interlocutor of the Naga talks with the Naga political groups. The NPF expressed hope that under the initiative of the governor, an amicable and acceptable solution to the Naga political problem will arrive soon.
The NPF delegation, led by its Secretary General KG Kenye, expressed that the dual charge of Ravi as interlocutor and the governor should not contradict and hamper the ongoing political dialogue but should facilitate more in expediting in bringing the solution at the earliest.
The delegation also briefed the new governor that during 1964, the first ceasefire agreement was signed, the regional party legislators has resigned from the Assembly to pave way for a peaceful solution. And in the second ceasefire agreement which took place in 1997 between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the NPF on the call of the Naga Civil societies in 1998, has boycotted in participating the election expecting the Centre to hear the cry of the Naga people. Therefore, the NPF reiterated to the governor that it avowed its stand that the Naga political problem as the top most priority for the party and is ready to pave way for any new arrangement for the welfare of the Naga people.
The new governor reportedly expressed his happiness over the meeting with the oldest regional political party of the Northeast and assured the delegation his full support to the cry and desire of the Naga people, the release added.