Nagalim: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to Meet Prime Minister Shivraj Patil Next Week
In an informal chat with mediapersons here yesterday, Mr Rio said he was likely to hold discussion on the ongoing naga peace process and appealed to naga underground groups to strictly adhere to the cease-fire ground rules.
The chief minister also expressed concern over the recent violent incidents in the state and said he might take up for discussion the recent statement of NSCN-IM general secretary Th. Muivah to the media threatening New Delhi that it would go back to the jungle if the Centre did not meet their demand.
He, however, said that New Delhi was taking its time to resolve the impasse. At the same time he urged various groups engaged in peace talks to show seriousness for an early solution to the vexed problem.
Regretting the claim of NSCN(K) in the killing of former Nagaland DGP Hesso Mao, Mr Rio said the killing was violation of the cease-fire ground rules.
He also informed that the state government will meet with the chairman of the cease-fire monitoring group and cease-fire supervisory board, Lt Gen. (Retd) R V Kulkarni towards improving the law and order situation in the state.