Defer Nagaland Polls, clamp President rule if necessary till Final Agreement is made: Zeliang requests Rajnath Singh

Delhi Bureau

New Delhi, January 11: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang who has been camping in Delhi for last three days met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday. The CM briefed the home minister about the demand of “Solution before Election” picking up in the state and urged him to defer the poll by clamping president rule. Nagaland is suppose to go to poll on March this year as 60 member state assembly is expiring on March 13, this year.

Meanwhile at least nine Naga organizations including Naga Mothers Association and Naga Hoho have demanded the final agreement to be signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India before the election. Naga Hoho and Naga Mothers Association even met the Prime Minister recently urging not to hold polls before reaching to a final agreement.

The CM has also submitted a copy of the resolution adopted by Nagaland Legislator Forum and MPs and Ex MPs on December last year for a honourable and acceptable solution before the poll.

Rajnath Singh have, meanwhile, promised Zeliang that he will convene a meeting in this regard and inform Zeliang about the outcome of the meeting.