Dated February 2, 2018
The Naga People’s Front has always stood for early and honourable solution to the Naga political problem.
As far back as in 1964, the party’s legislators resigned en masse once ceasefire agreement was signed between the Government of India and the Naga nationalist group. In 1998, heeding the call of the civil societies and the underground groups, the party had refrained from participating in the Assembly elections which resulted in the Election Commission of India derecognizing the party freezing the symbol of the party.
On December 15, 2017, the NPF-led DAN Government adopted a resolution on the floor of the Assembly to urge the Government of India to bring a solution to the Naga political issue before elections, and this resolution was further endorsed by the Central Executive Council of the NPF on January 23, 2018.
The Government of India has repeatedly pointed out that holding of timely elections was a constitutional requisite and that the Centre was bound by constitutional provisions. It therefore, appears that election scheduled for February 27 is a reality. If all Naga NGOs/ political parties could not arrive at a consensus on deferment of elections, NPF as a recognized political party cannot be an exception to participating in the upcoming general elections. The NPF as a party, has solemnly pledged allegiance to the principle of socialism, secularism and democracy. However, our commitment towards solution of the Naga political issue shall continue as in the past.
Naga People’s Front, Central Headquarters,