All parties to shun Nagaland assembly polls

Casting a shadow on the assembly elections in Nagaland next month, 11 major parties, including the ruling Naga People’s Front, its ally BJP and Congress, decided not to field any candidate in the polls until the Centre resolves the decades-old Naga problem.

Peace negotiations between the Centre and Naga militant groups haven’t made any headway since the signing of the Naga ‘Framework Agreement’ in 2015.

The 11 parties signed a ‘joint declaration’ announcing that they will not field candidates for the February 27 elections. 

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