Kohima, Feb. 16: Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) has called off the public rally scheduled on February 17 at Kohima following the request of the Chief Minister TR Zeliang in asking 2-3 more days to solve the matter of the ongoing imbroglio between the State government and the tribe hohos.
Convenor of NTAC Thursday received a letter from the Chief Minister asking for 2-3 more days in order to ensure smooth transition of office.
“I am seized of the matter regarding the demands for my stepping down as the Chief Minister. You will appreciate that all decisions taken so far have been taken collectively and likewise all future decisions will also have be taken collectively. In order to ensure smooth transition of office, and in the larger interest of the State, I appeal to you to wait for 2-3 more days,” the CM’s letter read.
“Please be re-assured that this appeal is being made not in my personal interest, but in the larger interest of Nagaland and my dear fellow citizens,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister along with the Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya have headed for New Delhi today. It was reported that the duo have headed to Delhi following the invitation of the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The CM, who accompanied the Governor, reportedly boarded a chopper from the Assam Rifles helipad at Kohima and headed for New Delhi.
Talking to Eastern Mirror, AYO officials informed that the CM’s car couldn’t be stopped as he came along with the Governor. “We let go the vehicles thinking that it was the Governor and his entourage, but we later found out that the CM’s car also accompanied the Governor,” one of the volunteers said.
Despite the scheduled public rally been called off, AYO informed that the partial bandh will continue in Kohima even tomorrow. The restriction on government offices and vehicles will continue till the ongoing imbroglio comes to a conclusion. The categorised exemptions given by AYO will remain the same till further notice, AYO informed.