Imphal, April 10,
The NSCN (IM) on Monday flayed union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju for making statements on its ongoing negotiation with the Government of India. The NSCN (IM) said Rijiju is “incompetent” to comment on the present talks.
Rijiju’s “repeated immature statement” through the local and national media, reported widely on April 8, on the ongoing negotiation has created a lot of confusion thereby vitiating the environment of the negotiation, the NSCN (IM) in a statement issued by its ministry of information and publicity said on Monday evening. It also advised Rijiju to restrain himself from such repetition in near future in the interest of both the parties.
The outfit said it deemed it necessary to make it plain and clear what has been transpiring all along these 21-year-long historic negotiations in view of the “repeated immature statement” of Rijiju.
According to NSCN (IM), it is unbecoming of Rijiju to have made such statements and demeaning of him to denigrate the Indo-Naga talk which is being held at the prime ministerial level.
“At no point of the negotiation have both the parties ignored important political issues,” the statement said while calling Rijiju’s statement that “NSCN has ‘dropped’ the stand of the Nagas on their sovereign right” a figment of his own imagination and concocted.
“When the talk is progressing at the highest level, Rijiju has no business to talk on political issues of which he is ignorant,” the NSCN (IM) stated.
It asserted the signing of the Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015 through the statesmanship of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the NSCN leadership has laid the principles and foundation towards the final solution.
“At this crucial stage, giving out irresponsible statements in the media or otherwise by any individual or party that contravenes the spirit of the peace talk is uncalled for,” the outfit stated.