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DAN govt completes 3 years in office

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Kohima, Mar 6 (UNI) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that the relatively peaceful atmosphere has enabled the people to turn away from gun culture to work culture.

Addressing an official celebration of completion of three years by the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) here, Mr Rio said although the final solution of the Naga political issue still eluded, there was no denying the fact that the law and order situation had witnessed considerable improvement during the last three years.

''The open door and brotherly approach to all underground groups, together with the DAN policy of equi-closeness has been one of the main factors for the prevailing peaceful atmosphere. This has also led people to concentrate on economic development,'' he said.

Mr Rio also appealed to underground groups as well as the general people to eschew violence and learn to live together unitedly. ''We must continue to adopt the path of forgive and forget and follow the healthy spirit of accommodating one another which is the only way for the Nagas to have a brighter future and survive together as a people,'' he opined.

He also presented a brief account of the activities of the DAN government in the last three years.

The coalition partner of DAN, JD(U) member Deo Nukhu, who is the deputy chairman of the state planning board, BJP State President M C Konyak, also a Parliamentary Secretary and Urban Development Minister Shurhozelie, who is also the president of Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), also spoke on the occasion.

Chief Secretary Lalhuma earlier welcomed the guests. The function was chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Lalthara.

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