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Centre wants settle Naga problem: PM

india Updated: Feb 27, 2008 16:08 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the UPA government would succeed in its efforts to find an honourable settlement to the decades-old Naga problem.

Singh said his government had been engaged in purposeful dialogues with the "disaffected groups" in Nagaland to find a lasting solution to the problem of the northeastern state.

Addressing a well-attended election rally in Kohima, the prime minister said, "Development requires peace, stability and security and we alone are sincerely committed to bring a lasting peace to the region, in particular Nagaland".

"We have been open and liberal in our approach and are hopeful that we will succeed in our efforts towards finding an honourable solution," he said.

Singh said the people of Nagaland were fed up with violence and his government was willing to go the "extra mile" to find permanent peace in the state where people want to be the part of an overall process of development and change in the country.