‘Modi Ji’s Words Mean Nothing’: Rahul Gandhi On Naga Accord

This time the Congress president is asking the prime minister about the Naga accord he had signed in 2015.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi has once more taken to Twitter to take a jibe at PM Modi. This time the Congress President is asking the Prime Minister about the Naga accord he had signed in 2015.

On Friday, 4 February Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the Prime Minister had claimed to create history in August 2015 by signing the Naga accord. However, he points out, it is Feb 2018 and "Naga Accord" is still nowehere to be found.

"Modi ji is the first ever Indian PM whose words don't mean anything," says Rahul Gandhi


But What is The Naga Accord?

On 3 August, 2015 the Modi government announced that an agreement with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland had been concluded. This came after nearly two decades of peace talks to end insurgency in Nagaland.

According to an NDTV report, the Naga leadership gave up its demand for integration of the Naga inhabited areas under a single administration. They had even resolved to accept the primacy of the Indian Constitution.

Putting RaGa's Tweet in Context

In January, however, 11 parties including the ruling Naga People's Front had decided to refrain from contesting the polls slated to be conducted on 27 February in Nagalnd. This had been demanded by tribal bodies and civil society groups in order to resolve the Naga political problem first, reported NDTV.

On 25 January, Rh Raising, the steering committee leader of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah faction) went on to equate election with slavery, reported The Indian Express.

When we say solution, we don’t an mean election… Election is the anti-thesis of solution. Solution is about the future of the Nagas, whereas election is about the Indian Constitution.
Rh Raising

Rahul Gandhi's tweet comes a day after BJP announced that it would contest the upcoming Nagaland state elections together with the Nationalist Democratic People's Party.

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