Wangyuh resigns from Lok Sabha

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Kohima, Jun 12 (UNI) Wangyuh Konyak, the lone Lok Sabha Member from Nagaland, has resigned from parliament protesting inability of the Union Government to cough up any tangible result on the Naga political issue.

In his resignation letter last evening to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Wangyuh said the people of Nagaland had elected him to the 14th Lok Sabha with a first ever 73% to represent them and voice their grievances.

Accordingly, he had raised the Naga political issue time and again in the floor of the Parliament, but regretted that it had fallen on deaf ears. He said that the Naga issue has been dragging on for eleven years even after the acceptance of NSCN-IM leadership to come to India for talks. He said it was NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu and general secretary Th. Muivah, who had declared an end to their campaign against Indian security force.

A similar agreement was also signed between NSCN (K) with the Government of India and the same procedure had been followed, he said.

Accusing the Centre of remaining a silent spectator on the everyday killings between the NSCN (U) and NSCN-IM and refusing to take steps on the lack of cease-fire between the two warring factions, Wangyuh charged the Centre under any ruling political party of playing delaying tactics and said the vexed Naga political issue would continue in the same vein.

Putting his future fate on the Naga people the resignation letter said, "We are servant of the people and the people are supreme," he said. Maintaining that as people representatives he can not remain silent anymore, Wangyuh said he has been compelled to tender his resignation because of the said reasons.

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