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Sink differences to ensure peace: Pusa

Kohima, Nov. 28: Former state Congress president K.V. Pusa today urged people to set aside their differences and political ideologies and come together to facilitate the ongoing Naga peace process.

Addressing the general conference of the Southern Angami Gazetted Officers Union at Pfuchama village, around 13km from here, the veteran Congress legislator said the time had come for Nagas to work in unison to ensure a honourable and acceptable solution of their political problem.

He said despite differences in political ideologies, all 60 members of the state Assembly had come together and formed a Joint Legislators’ Forum to facilitate the peace process and bring it to an amicable end at the earliest, as desired by the people.

Pusa urged the people to follow the example set by the lawmakers and come together for a consensus on the issue.

He said formation of the forum was a historic deed, as all members had cut across party lines to join hands and apprise the Union government about the need to resolve the Naga issue without further delay.

Pusa said all 60 members had met the Prime Minister, the home minister and several top national political leaders and requested them to hammer out a solution that would be honourable and acceptable to the people.

The members have even decided to resign from the Assembly to pave the way for the solution, which showed the strong commitment of the MLAs.

Pusa urged the officers from the southern Angami area to be part of the peace process. He also urged them to be sincere and dedicated in their work to ensure progress of Naga society.

He said the Nagas couldn’t be left behind, as they were second to none, but added that they had to take a consensus decision to resolve outstanding issues.

The union released the names of the officers under southern Angami area and adopted a constitution during the meeting.

The area has nearly 500 gazetted officers with Viswema village, around 30km from here, having the highest number.