Addressing the 11th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Sunday, Nagaland Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said he was elated to address the August House, where the members had come together to form an opposition-less government, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government, to pursue an early solution to the Naga political issue.
The Governor highlighted the consultative meeting on Naga peace process held on March 9, 2022 with various organizations, political parties, and all the members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), where a resolution was adopted reiterating the Naga people's yearning for an early political solution.
Mukhi also said the resolution called upon all the negotiating parties to arrive at a political solution that is honorable, inclusive, transparent, and acceptable to the people and resolved to appeal to all sections to make renewed efforts towards unity and understanding to work towards "one solution and one agreement". He hoped that with the concern being shown by everyone, the long-cherished solution will soon become a reality and a new era of peace and prosperity will begin in the State.
On the Oting incident, he stated that the government took every possible step to lessen the pain of the victim families. It provided prompt succour in the form of monetary compensation; a job in the State Government to the next of kin of all the deceased and the entire medical care needs of those injured was looked after by the district administration.
He said that it approached the Central government for taking up certain developmental projects in the affected areas, which besides assuring the traumatized populace, will also help in faster development of the area. Prof. Mukhi added that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the matter has worked at a good pace and has completed its investigation and that the Army has also constituted a court of inquiry in the matter and it is also expected to complete its inquiry soon.