After the issue of notification for Nagaland Assembly Elections scheduled to be held on 27th February, the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) has called a state wide Nagaland bandh today
Several Naga civil society groups under the banner of the CCNTCHOC and political parties have sought the polls’ deferment so that an early solution to the protracted Naga insurgency issue can be reached.
Talking to the media the state Chief electoral officer stated that “It is a constitutional requirement and nothing is going to change the election schedule. We are going ahead to conduct the election as announced by the Election Commission.
On Monday, 11 political parties, including the ruling Naga People’s Front, and the Bharatiya Janata Party, had issued a joint declaration not to issue party ticket or file nominations for the assembly polls in response to the call by various tribal groups for “Solution before Election”.
However the state unit of BJP yesterday backed out of a joint declaration signed on Monday by 11 parties, national and regional, in the State to boycott the ensuing Assembly election responding to the call of Naga civil society groups for “Solution before Election”. The party also suspended two of its leaders for signing the declaration.
The Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) has asked the state BJP to clarify its position with regard to the joint declaration.
Meanwhile, the Nagaland unit of BJP will meet the central leaders of the party in New Delhi to apprise them of the request of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on the ensuing State Assembly election.