NSF, Naga Hoho to join UNC campaign
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 13: Nagaland-based Naga Hoho and Naga Students' Federation (NSF) are all set to support the United Naga Council's ongoing campaign of projecting Naga candidates for the ensuing manipur Legislative Assembly elections who are committed to the cause of the Nagas.

Leaders of the two organisations have already conveyed of lending hand to the campaign very soon, claimed UNC president Paul Leo during a chat with The Sangai Express.

With the exception of New Canaan, Kasom Khullen and Kharasom the UNC has completed its public motivation campaigns on the same issue, Paul said while exuding confidence that the Council's endeavour would cover the remaining areas in a few days' time as three groups have already embarked on the mission since yesterday.

Informing that on arrival of the Naga Hoho and NSF leaders another round of consultative meeting would be held, the UNC chief also asserted that it would take stringent action against those aspiring Naga candidates who do not resign from their respective national or regional political organisations within the set deadline lapsing tomorrow.

maintaining that the degree of strictures would be decided by the federal assembly, he also contended that Naga people who response positively to the UNC move would ultimately defeat any attempt to campaign by any non-independent candidates.

Replying to a query, Paul said any dispute arising out of selection of independent candidates from the 11 Naga dominated assembly constituencies would be sorted out by the core committee comprising of leaders of naga civil society organisations.

This committee would recommend the candidates based on the individual's performance/commitment towards the cause of the Nagas, disclosed the UNC president.

he also hoped that the UNC campaign will bear fruit as there is no let-up amongst the Nagas in vigorously working for the naga integration cause which is the birthright of the Naga people.

The campaign is in-sync with the resolutions passed and endorsed by various conventions and meetings in addition to the UNC's stance on the forthcoming general elections for the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly, pointed out Paul Leo.