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Zeliang calls on HM regarding Naga insurgency

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Chief Minister called on here and presented him with the suggestions for a solution to the seven-decade-old Naga issue.

On the other hand, Singh told Zeliang that the negotiations of various Naga groups with the interlocutor will continue.

The also told the Chief Minister that announcing the dates for assembly elections is the prerogative of the Commission and the elections have to be held on schedule. Any reports to the contrary are incorrect.

Zeliang statement came a day after the Naga Hoho, an apex Naga tribal body, sought Modi's help in postponing the Assembly polls, saying that the Naga insurgency problem should be resolved first.

The insurgency had begun in soon after the country's independence.

The Centre and the Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) (NSCN-IM) had signed a framework agreement in 2015 following peace talks that started in 1997.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 11:34 IST