PM Modi talks to Opposition leaders after peace accord with NSCN(I-M)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday talked to members of various political parties after the signing of an accord between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(I-M).

Updated: Aug 03, 2015, 20:13 PM IST
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Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday talked to members of various political parties after the signing of an accord between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(I-M).

PM Modi talked to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Mallikarjun Kharge, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, NC president Sharad Pawar, BSP supremo Mayawati, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee among others. 

PM Modi, who was present at the signing of the accord, said the Nagaland political issue had lingered for six decades, taking a huge toll on generations of our people.

He praised NSCN-IM leaders T Muivah and Isak Swu for showing wisdom and courage and for making this effort which resulted in the historical agreement.

"I have the deepest admiration for the great Naga people for their extraordinary support to the peace efforts," he said, as per IANS.

The prime minister said that "unfortunately, the Naga problem has taken so long to resolve because we did not understand each other".

"The Naga courage and commitment are legendary. Equally, they represent the highest levels of humanism," he added.

(With Agency inputs)