SHILLONG, March 06: NDPP, Chief Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that the negotiating parties are working hard to reach to a solution to the Naga pact and termed the incompletion of the Naga Pact before the elections as desired by the people as ‘unfortunate’.
“The negotiating parties are working hard and the people wanted the solutions before the elections which unfortunately did not happened,” said Rio while talking to newsmen on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of the MDA government in Meghalaya on Tuesday.
“We are working hard and trying to facilitate and push up the negotiation,” Rio added.
On the interstate boundary dispute with Assam, Rio said, “The court cannot settle the land dispute between neighboring villages and it has to be settled on people to people basis and amicably in a mature way.”
“Be it the Supreme Court decision or any court decision, if the people on the ground do not accept, it cannot function,” he added.
Talking about the next government formation in Nagaland, Rio said, “In last three elections we had alliance with the BJP. I was the leader and I won, this time around when I left for parliament the government became very unstable and there was no good governance, so I came back and joined a new party and campaigned and got back with majority now we are going to form the next government”.
It may be mentioned that Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has granted Neiphiu Rio and TR Zeliang 48 hours to prove their majority in forming the government. However after BJP severed it 15 year long ties with NPF on Monday, Zeliang had to tender his resignation paving the way for Rio to be the next Chief Minister of Nagaland.