Updated: August 7, 2015 6:26:19 am
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the Naga peace agreement would help in restoring peace and prosperity in Nagaland, but wondered why the clauses of the agreement had not been made public.
“Though the agreement has been reached after a prolonged struggle by the Naga group, it is astonishing why the clauses of the agreement are kept in the dark.
Even the Ministry of Home Affairs has given the impression that it is in the dark about the details of the agreement,” Gogoi told The Indian Express. “To keep such an important document under wraps raises doubts about its veracity. It also raises doubts that the peace deal might affect the interests of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh,” he said.
“I don’t know what exactly the peace agreement contains. So I cannot immediately make any comment. But if it affects the interests of Assam, I will oppose it tooth and nail.”
Gogoi also expressed displeasure that the Prime Minister had not consulted him and taken him into confidence.
“Being the CM of a state that has been in the NSCN(IM) map, I should have been consulted because the NSCN(IM) has been trying to include Assam’s territory in its so-called Greater Nagalim,” he said.
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