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Rahul Gandhi Slams PM Modi On Naga Accord, Says Modi First PM Whose Words Mean Nothing

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| February 4 , 2018 , 12:16 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter over the NAGA accord, calling him the first ever Indian PM whose 'words don't mean anything'.

Referring to the halted NAGA accord peace process that began in 2015, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "August 2015, Mr Modi claims to create history by signing the NAGA accord. Feb 2018, Naga Accord is still nowhere to be found. Modi ji is the first ever Indian PM whose words don't mean anything."

On August 4, 2015, the PM Modi government had inked a historic peace accord with the Naga militant group NSCN(IM) so as to end insurgency in the state. The peace accord, known as the NAGA accord was signed in the presence of PM Modi with Thuingaleng Muivah on the behalf of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isaac-Muivah).

According to the NAGA Accord, parts of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in addition to Nagaland would be combined to form a state of 'Greater Nagaland'. However, after initial protests by the other states, the Naga Accord was sidetracked. In the wake of the impending Nagaland state assembly elections scheduled for February 27, various Nagaland political parties banded together to boycott the polls till the peace process is furthered.

Although the BJP was a part of the political parties boycotting the elections, it later changed its stance. Recently, the BJP decided to form an alliance with the new Nationalist Democratic People's Party (NDPP) led by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio for the upcoming state elections.