New Delhi/Kohima, Feb 19: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the government of keeping the tion in the dark on the contents, ture and status of the peace dialogue with the tiol Socialist Council of galim-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) faction.
"We are not privy to the contents of the ga peace accord and we cannot give a blank cheque of support as of now," Gandhi told the Parliamentary Working Committee of the Joint Legislators' Forum (JLF) from galand in New Delhi.
The delegation was led by galand assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo. He was accompanied by Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang, Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio and a host of galand legislators.
At the meeting, Gandhi promised the ga parliamentarians of her party's support for the ga peace accord "if the contents of the agreement were in the interest of the gas, the Northeast and the tion".
"We are not privy to the contents of the ga peace accord and we cannot give a blank cheque of support," an official statement issued by the galand Chief Minister's Office quoted her as saying.
"But when the government reveals the contents for discussion in parliament, and if it is in the interest of the gas, the Northeast and the tion, my party will surely support it," Gandhi said.
However, she expressed solidarity with the ga people for the need to find an amicable, honourable and permanent peace in the state.
The delegation explained to the Congress chief about the formation of the JLF comprising leaders of all political parties in the state, mainly to project a common voice of the representatives of the people of galand on the urgency to solve the protracted ga problem.
"The merger of the Congress legislators with the NPF was solely for the purpose of finding an early solution to the ga political problem and not because of any other exigency," the delegation said.
The delegation members later left for Kolkata to meet leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trimool Congress.