KG Kenye said if NPF’s “Cock” symbol is frozen by Rio-Zeliang sinister designs, it will be colossal loss for Nagas

KOHIMA, Sept 21 (NEPS): NPF Secretary General KG Kenye did not rule out the ongoing activities carried out by MP Neiphiu Rio and Chief Minister TR Zeliang by organizing NPF General Convention on 20 September at Dimapur and earlier CEC meeting were to freeze the party’s “Cock” symbol. He was replying this during a press conference held here at NPF Central Office Conference Hall on Thursday.

He, however, said it would be a colossal loss for the people of Nagaland if the historic “Cock” symbol of NPF was frozen due to their sinister designs. Because this regional party since its inception has been working with one and only agenda to work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for a peaceful solution of the “Indo-Naga political issue.” “No any other political party had such an agenda in their political party constitutions like the regional party, NPF,” he stated.

Kenye, who is also Rajya Sabha MP, termed as “unconstitutional and invalid” the activities carried out by Rio and Zeliang who were already suspended and expelled respectively by the party.


He reminded how their regional party MLAs resigned soon after the Government of India’s declaration of ceasefire with Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) on 6 September 1964. “Because, we thought our objective was achieved when the Government of India and FGN entered into a ceasefire on 6 September 1964,” he disclosed. “So, our MLAs resigned in toto in October 1964.”

Following the declaration of the ceasefire between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) in 1997, Naga Hoho called upon the political parties in Nagaland not to take part in the 1998 Nagaland general elections as their call was “Solution and not Election.” In this time also, their party refrained from taking part in the 1998 Nagaland general elections responding to the call of Naga Hoho, he said.

“Whether we are in power or out of power, it is not the issue,” he pointed out. “The main agenda of their regional party is to protect the identity of the Naga people and working for a peaceful solution to the Naga issue.”

He said the current political crisis within the ruling NPF had threated the existence of it. He said the intention of the suspended MP, Rio and expelled CM, Zeliang by indulging a series of unconstitutional activities by calling CEC Meeting, NPF General Convention would not only create confusion but also an attempt to freeze the party’s “Cock” symbol.

The Rajya Sabha MP also informed how Naga peace process was pushed for an early solution when Speakers Kiyanilie Peseyie and Chotisuh Sazo under the banners Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF) and Nagaland Legislators’ Forum (NLF) respectively led their respective legislators’ teams meeting Central leaders. All these were the initiatives of NPF party, he added.


He, however, warned that it would be a colossal loss for the people of Nagaland if the historic “Cock” symbol of the party was frozen due to their sinister designs. Because this regional party since its inception had been working with one and only agenda, that is, to work and assist for a peaceful solution of the “Indo-Naga political issue.”


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