K BASA (PHEK), Jan 9 (NEPS): Senior NPF legislator, Dr. Chotisuh Sazo was extremely critical of the manner in which BJP-led NDA Government at the Center had been playing with the sentiment of the Naga people as they had no qualms about the resolution of the Indo-Naga political issue.
He said this while addressing at the Thevonu Memorial Trophy Tournament here at Khulazu Basa (K Basa) under Phek District on January 8.
Dr. Sazo said the Naga people expressed their desire to see the Naga political issue resolved before the general elections in the State. Even the Naga civil societies had constituted a Core Committee to urge the Government of India to resolve the issue before the general elections. The Core Committee could finally bring all the 11 political parties in the State not to contest in the general elections till the Naga issue was resolved but the BJP walked away from it and decided to go ahead with the elections with the slogan, “Election for Solution,” he said.
Questioning as to why the BJP-led NDA Government at the Center was remaining silent on what they had declared for resolving the Naga issue, the former Assembly Speaker said and further stated that now the tenure of them (BJP-led NDA Government) was going to be over.
Now instead of explaining as to why they were remaining silent on the settlement of the Naga issue, Interlocutor to the Indo-Naga peace talk, RN Ravi had issued a threatening statement saying the Government of India would not hold talk with any other groups. He even warned the groups that “they should surrender or get killed,” Dr. Sazo said and termed his statement as “unfortunate.”
He also expressed surprise on civil societies’ complete silence towards Center’s unproductive activities.