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Home ministry to rectify its reply in Parliament on Naga agreement

The Union home ministry will make necessary corrections in its reply to a question in Parliament on the Naga agreement, said a ministry spokesperson.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2016 00:19 IST
HT Correspondent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NSCN (IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah at the signing ceremony of historic peace accord between Government of India  and NSCN, in New Delhi,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NSCN (IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah at the signing ceremony of historic peace accord between Government of India and NSCN, in New Delhi,(PTI Photo)

The Union home ministry will make necessary corrections in its reply to a question in Parliament on the Naga agreement, said a ministry spokesperson.

The Congress on its Twitter handle had posted a Press Information Bureau (PIB) report published on August 3, 2015, which said that “PM witnesses the signing of the historic peace accord between the Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).”

In the same tweet, the party posted a written reply by minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on March 1 in response to questions (a) and (b) in the Lok Sabha, which says, “Government of India has not signed any Naga Accord in recent years.”

But the answer further adds,“A framework agreement was signed on August 3, 2015. It lays down the broad principles within which the final agreement would be worked out.”

“The reply given to Parliament will be corrected as per the due procedure,” said the spokesperson.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had questioned the government on the accord asking where is it?

“The page that they saw had some old draft and is not our official version. I have got our version checked and as per that we have done a framework agreement with the NSCN. This will work as a guiding principal for the final solution between India and Naga people,” ANI quoted Rijiju as saying.

Rijiju said the tweet by the Congress was incorrect.