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Where is the Naga peace accord, Rahul asks Modi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi. File  

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Nagaland, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Naga Accord announced by the latter in 2015 and said the agreement was yet to take shape even now.

“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 #CantFindTheAccord,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted on Sunday.

The Nagaland Peace Framework was signed in August 2015 by the Prime Minister and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) to end the insurgency in the region.

Nagaland goes to the polls on February 27.

Many of the regional parties have called for a boycott of the polls in the absence of clarity over the Naga peace accord.

‘Opposition unity vital’

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Mr. Gandhi was the only alternative to Mr. Modi, stressing that “unity of Opposition” would bring forth a “wave of change” in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Mr. Surjewala said there were two models today — “ a ‘Modi model’ wherein he changes his clothes six times, giving more credence to his clothing than state affairs. The other is the ‘Rahul model’ where the focus is on simplicity and clarity,” the party’s media head said.

(With PTI inputs)

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