CPI(M) questions Naga peace accord, asks 'what were the terms and conditions'

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday agreed with Congress' stand on the Naga peace accord that it was historic, but unacceptable. He said that the accord should have been made after more discussions and consultations.

New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday agreed with Congress' stand on the Naga peace accord that it was historic, but unacceptable. He said that the accord should have been made after more discussions and consultations.

"No accord can be made over night," he said to ANI here. "There should have been more discussions. The central govt needs to work together on important matters like this."

"Yes, the news was shared with us after the accord was signed. But how can we react if we do not know anything about it? What were the terms and conditions?" he questioned.

In a historic move, the central government and the NSCN-IM signed the Naga Peace Accord settling an almost 20-year-old peace negotiation process that started in 1997 after the ceasefire agreement was signed by the group.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi slammed the accord today saying, "The Prime Minister did not even think of taking into confidence our Chief Minister of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh who are directly affected. We're actually shocked, that he didn't even think of taking into confidence our CMs." 

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