Playing political gimmick out of Naga issue is risky gamble : NSCN-IM
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, April 04 2009: The NSCN-IM has reacted to the public speech of Rahul Gandhi at Churachandpur in Manipur on April 2 regarding the issue of the territorial integrity of Manipur.

The outfit stated that election time comes and the Manipur's territorial integrity issue is again the poll plank of the Congress in Manipur.

It is however, to be taken note that election poll plank should not be mixed up with the ground reality of the Indo-Naga political issue, the NSCN-IM added.

"Anything under the sky will be exploited to the hilt during the election.

This time round it is already seen that Congress campaigner Rahul Gandhi, sent from Delhi is making an emotive issue of Manipur's territorial integrity.

In the context of the Rahul Gandhi's campaign in Manipur it will be interesting to get some comments from the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on the Congress high command's statement that Nagas and their land will not be allowed to live together," ridiculed the NSCN-IM.

"Because the NPCC has also been talking about pushing forward the Indo-Naga political talks for the earliest solution.

What Naga political and solution is the NPCC talking about when their leaders are shouting at the roof top that north eastern boundaries will not be changed ?, " asked the NSCN-IM while adding, "There is no beating about the bush.

Either the NPCC contradict their high commands statement or they have another interpretation.

But playing political gimmick out of Naga issue will turn out to be risky gamble for any party".