CPI General Secretary D Raja Monday accused the BJP-led government at the Center of creating distrust among the people of the northeast, particularly in Manipur, by hiding negotiating terms with Naga groups.
Noting that there has been no discussion on Naga peace talks on the floor of Parliament, Raja said, “What are you negotiating behind people’s backs?” He alleged that central leaders including the Prime Minister and Home Minister have not spoken the truth on the issue till date.
Speaking at a party rally in Imphal, Raja said, “Centre cannot take the people of Manipur or northeast for granted. It should treat people from the northeast with dignity. Their opinions must be sought and taken into consideration before the final settlement of the Naga peace talks.”
The CPI general secretary claimed that small states like Manipur might be reduced to a union territory if the Naga peace talks lead to the bifurcation. He added that his party will lead the fight if Manipur’s territorial and administrative integrity is compromised.
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