Against UPA's CMP, asserts RJD
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 12: Joining the chorus of protest against the purported inclusion of creating a Nagalim in the election manifesto of the Nagaland Congress unit, the State RJD unit today said that such a move violates the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA Government at the Centre.

Speaking to newsmen today, State RJD president and former Chief Minister W Nipamacha said that the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA clearly lays down that the territorial boundaries of the North East States would not be altered.

RJD is a partner in the UPA Government headed by the Congress at Delhi.

The former Chief Minister questioned whether the Nagaland Congress unit election manifesto including the Lim clause was published with the knowledge of the AICC or not and maintained that either way it goes against the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA.

Stating that the Naga unification demand is a long standing demand, Nipamacha said that this 'wishful' dream has created tension amongst the people.

Reacting strongly to the statement issued by the Cabinet through the media, the former Chief Minister said that the 'explanation' of the SPF Cabinet is nothing but a damage control exercise.

"They had to come up with an excuse," he said.

Going on the offensive, the State RJD chief said that the action of the Nagaland Congress unit is nothing but fomenting trouble and suspicion amongst the people.

The result will not be pleasant, he warned.

The aspirations of the Nagas should not hurt the sentiments of others, he advised and added that the Congress has lived up to its dubious character.

To protest against the move of the Congress, the State unit of the RJD has written to its Central command to exert the needed pressure on the AICC leadership, he added.