Nagalim: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Condoles Death of Naga Leader Jasokie
"I was deeply distressed to learn of the sad demise of Shri J.B. Jasokie. A patriot, a nationalist, a true son of India, late Shri Jasokie was a revered leader of the Naga people," the prime minister said in a message.
"It is not often that our nation is blessed to have men of Shri Jasokie's idealism and commitment at the helm of affairs. We were truly blessed to have him guide the destiny of the Naga people."
Jasokie, who had participated in World War II, entered public life as an active member of the Naga independence movement, but took a principled view on the use of violence in seeking a political objective.
As an a member of Nagaland's assembly and later as a minister and a chief minister, he served the people of the state with dedication and commitment, Manmohan Singh said in his message.