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CNTC resolves on oil & natural gas, Naga Political issue, Foothill Roads | MorungExpress

Officials and participants during the CNTC get together cum cultural programme held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13 and 14. (DIPR Photo)

Wokha, May 14 (MExN): The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has resolved to urge upon the Government of Nagaland to start the exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas in consultation with the stakeholders.

The council resolved this during its get together cum cultural programme held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13 and 14, a DIPR report stated.

It also resolved to strongly urge upon the Government of India and the negotiating parties to expedite political solution with the knowledge of the stakeholders before the upcoming general election 2023. 

The house resolved to give unflinching support to the Nagaland Foothill Roads Committee towards the completion of the ongoing project successfully.

Meanwhile, the house observed that the “three districts of Central Nagaland is being deprived in terms of development as compared to other districts of Nagaland” and therefore, “the house resolved to urge upon the Government of Nagaland to ensure proper development of the three districts at par with other districts of Nagaland.”

It also resolved to review the constitution of the Central Nagaland Tribes Council; to constitute sub-units of Central Nagaland Coordination Committee of Kohima; Central Nagaland Gazetted Officers Forum; and Central Nagaland Women Coordination Committee of Kohima; and to form the Central Nagaland Youth Forum.

Central Nagaland Mothers Association constituted 

The council has formed the Central Nagaland Mothers Association (CNMA) with K Atoli Sema as the President and Zuchano Patton as General Secretary. 

CNTC President T Lanu Imchen in the presidential address said, “CNTC came into being to work for the wellbeing of the three brothers (Ao, Lotha and Sumi) and to work together in unity for the common cause of the entire Nagas of Nagaland.”

The Ao Senden, President, Chubawati Longchar and Sumi Hoho, President, Nikheto Jimomi appealed to extend support to CNTC to strengthen their activities in order to bring about reformation among the three communities and for the welfare of the Naga society.

Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, also Treasurer of CNLF, Y Patton in his speech said that the delegation led by Nagaland Chief Minister is leaving for Delhi to have talks with the central leaders in regard to Naga Political Issue. He appealed to all the leaders and public to extend support so that peaceful settlement of Naga Political Issue can be brought about before the next General Election 2023. 

Minister G Kaito Aye (Convenor CNLF), MLA Imkong L Imchen (Co-Convenor CNLF) and MLA Amenba Yaden also delivered short speech.

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