Kohima: The Central Executive Council of Naga People's Front has decided to revoke the suspension order against eight of its dissident MLAs.
The decision was taken today during a meeting of the Naga People's Front-Central Executive Council (NPF-CEC) at the party's Central Office here in presence of its president Dr Shrhozelie and Chief Minister TR Zeliang.
The eight MLAs - G Kaito Aye, Noke Wangnao, Imkong L Imchen, Kuzholuzo Nienu, Zhaleo Rio, Tovihoto Ayemi, Pohwang and Phukayi were suspended for trying to topple the Zeliang led-DAN government on January 5 last.
According to a resolution of the NPF-CEC meeting, it authorised the party president to take necessary steps for revocation of the suspension order on the MLAs.
"The CEC has agreed in principle to authorise the president to grant the eight suspended NPF MLAs 'presidential pardon' without going into the norms of party disciplinary action committee," NPF secretary general KG Kenye said.
Meanwhile, adopting other resolutions, the NPF-CEC welcomed the peace accord signed between the Centre and NSCN(IM) yesterday at New Delhi.
Expressing hope that the aspirations of the Naga people were taken into account for permanent peace in the region, the NPF-CEC urged upon the Centre to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Area Act from Nagaland.