Can't Find The Accord: Rahul Gandhi's Dig At PM Ahead Of Nagaland Polls

In August 2015, the Narendra Modi government signed an accord with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland, after nearly two decades of peace talks to end the country's oldest insurgency.

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Can't Find The Accord: Rahul Gandhi's Dig At PM Ahead Of Nagaland Polls

Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed Naga peace accord

New Delhi: 

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  1. BJP will contest Nagaland elections with the newly-formed NDPP
  2. Modi government had signed the Naga accord in August 2015
  3. Under the accord, Naga leadership had given up demand for integration
A day after the BJP announced that it would contest the upcoming Nagaland state elections together with the newly formed Nationalist Democratic People's Party (NDPP), Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the  proposed Naga peace accord -  a draft peace deal signed between the centre and an armed rebel group- for stability and peace in the region. 

"August 2015, Mr Modi claims to create history by signing the NAGA accord. Feb 2018, Naga Accord is still nowhere to be found. Modi ji is the first ever Indian PM whose words don't mean anything. #CantFindTheAccord," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

In August 2015, the Narendra Modi government signed an accord with the  Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland, after nearly two decades of peace talks to end the insurgency.  

Under the broad framework of the peace settlement, the Naga leadership has given up its demand for integration of the Naga inhabited areas under one administration, and has accepted the primacy of the Indian Constitution.

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Last month, eleven parties including the ruling Naga People's Front had decided not to contest the February 27 polls, agreeing to the demand of tribal bodies and civil society groups to resolve the Naga political problem first.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)
 

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