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Congress inability to attend purposed meeting on December 13 unfair: A ruling Legislator.

Kohima, Dec. 17 -- A ruling legislator in the DAN said in the proposed meeting on December 13 at the residence of the State Assembly Speaker, they were about to have further discussion to resolve that "No solution, no election."

And if they can resolve in that way, then the matter will be submitted to the Government of India to prevail upon the ECI to look into the matter, the ruling legislator, who is willing not to be named, told here Sunday.

But the Congress said they should resign before solution whereas the "ruling said no election till solution to the Naga issue is arrived at," he pointed out adding that if they (Congress) were serious and sincere, they should have prevailed upon the Centre which is run by Congress-led UPA and also influenced the neighboring Congress-ruled States to expedite the solution process. "I think they appeared to be lacking sincerity," the ruling legislator added.

But things are pulling apart as there appears to be no meeting point for the ruling and opposition members under JLP. The Opposition congress MLAs have been insisting that they should resign before state general elections, whereas the ruling MLAs clarified their position that there should not be election before solution to the Naga political issue is arrived at.

"In the meeting at Chumukedima on December 10, the JLP members including Congress ones have agreed in principle to have another meeting for further consultation at the residence of the state Assembly Speaker on December 13," the ruling legislator said describing as "unfair" the inability of the Congress to attend the meeting on December 13, leading to the cancellation of the purposed meeting at the residence of the State Assembly Speaker.

He disclosed they were about to have further discussion to resolve that "No solution, no election" in the purposed meeting on December 13 at the residence of State Assembly Speaker. And if they can resolve in that way, the matter will be submitted to the Government of India to prevail upon the ECI to look into the matter, he disclosed.

But the Congress said they should resign before solution whereas the "ruling said no election till solution to the Naga issue is arrived at," he pointed out adding that if they (Congress) are serious and sincere, they should have prevailed upon the Centre which is run by Congress-led UPA and also influenced the neighbouring Congress-ruled States to expedite the solution process. "I think they appeared to be lacking sincerity," the ruling legislator added.

Amidst this unpredictable political climate, it is reported that the Election Commission of India (ECI) may announce notification for holding Nagaland election prior to the Christmas. The already confused political climate in the State is more compounded by this reported development again.

Since there are barely three months for the State to face what will be one of the most crucial elections in the State, the political scenario is getting muddier and becoming fast unpredictable.

The JLF had meeting on December 10 at Chumukedima but it remained inconclusive. It decided to have another meeting on December 13 at the residence of the State Assembly Speaker for further consultation with civil societies, NGOs and church organizations. This meeting was later cancelled as the Congress expressed its inability to attend. However, it said a meeting should be convened by the Speaker at the earliest.

CLP Leader Tokheho Yepthomi said the Congress in its meeting on 12th December 2012 at Dimapur suggested that a meeting of all political parties, NGOs and civil societies be convened by the Speaker as some political parties do not have MLAs and therefore it may not be proper for JLP to convene such meeting. He further disclosed that the Congress party resolved that if the Speaker can convene all the political parties, then the Congress shall join the meeting and deliberate upon.

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