Nagaland CM stresses on early resolution to Naga political issue on Statehood Day
Nagaland observed its 59th Statehood Day on December 1 and extending greetings to the people of the state, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that negotiations between the Government of India and the Naga political groups have ushered in hope for an early resolution to the Naga political issue.
Delivering his speech on the occasion at Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza in the capital city of Kohima, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that people are earnestly waiting for a solution to the issue and all the elected leaders of the state have come together to form an opposition-less government in the form of the United Democratic Alliance to facilitate an early settlement to the said issue.
In his speech, Rio also said that Nagaland occupies a unique position in the Indian Union with special provisions in the Constitution (Article 371-A).
He also appealed to the people to rededicate and work for peace, growth and development of Nagaland, and emphasised on improving the government machinery and administrative systems.
Nagaland statehood day, which coincided with 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', witnessed colourful celebrations with the IAF's Suryakiran Aerobatic Team enthralling the gathering with their spectacular air show.
Rio, while maintaining that the state has made progress in the last six decades, stated that his government is committed to taking necessary steps for all-around development and ensuring that the people are provided with the best opportunities for growth and progress.
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