Sonia Gandhi hits out at Modi government for not consulting Congress on Naga deal


Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday slammed the centre’s Narendra Modi government for not consulting Congress chief ministers on Naga deal.

She said, “The Naga peace accord signing is another sign of arrogance of this govt. They didn’t take into confidence north-east state CMs. Before signing Naga peace accord, PM didn’t think of informing Manipur CM, Assam CM or Arunachal CM, who are directly affected.”

While speaking to reporters in Delhi, Sonia Gandhi also added that it didn’t matter whether the deal was historic but it was wholly wrong by the centre not to take the Congress chief ministers on board befere signing the deal.

Her tirade against Modi government came while she was leading a protest on the suspension of 25 Congress MPs by the Lok Sabha speaker.

The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi added that the way the accord was signed it was an insult to the people and the chief ministers of these three states.

The Naga peace deal, which aims to end a six decade long insurgency in the region, was signed by the government and leaders of the NSCN (IM) in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

The announcement came as a surprise, but immediately after the signing Modi called up opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh and briefed them about the accord.