Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday reiterated his Government’s stand on the issue of Naga peace talks saying that Arunachal’s territorial integrity will not be compromised in any case.
“In context of Arunachal Pradesh, I have made my stand very clear to the Union Minister (Amit Shah) and Home Department of Government of India that territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh will not be compromised,” Khandu said.
While addressing the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press Day (NPD) celebration at Namsai the CM Khandu further said that “on Naga framework issue his Government will very soon have discussion and deliberations with all 60 MLAs, and presidents and general secretaries of all political parties, adding, that he will move the Centre along with their recommendations and make state’s stand clear on the issue.
Khandu appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Minister for their decision to solve the vexed Naga issue which has been affecting development of the North East states, including eastern Arunachal districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding since decades.
“We must appreciate the talks between the Govt of India and Naga groups, which as reported in the media, is nearing its final phase. Once an agreement is reached peace and normalcy will return in the region so that we can concentrate on development.
However, when it comes to territorial integrity of our state, I have made my stand clear to the central government that we will not compromise on it,” he said.
The Central Government had earlier stated that all stakeholders including North-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur will be duly consulted before any settlement is arrived at with the Naga insurgent groups.