Guwahati: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio may do a Lal Thanhawla act to pave way for an interim government if the peace agreement with Naga insurgent outfits is inked.
Rio, who was in Diphu to attend the Karbi Anglong Day said all the 60 MLAs of Nagaland are ready to step down to pave the way for an interim government.
In 1986, when the Mizoram Peace Accord was signed with MNF, Lal Thanhawla had stepped down from the office of Chief Minister of Mizoram to make way for Laldenga, the leader of MNF, to become the interim Chief Minister.
“All the 60 MLAs are prepared to resign if the peace agreement is signed to pave way for an alternative arrangement,” Rio said.
As Nagaland is all set for assembly elections in February 2023, top Naga insurgent leaders are camping in New Delhi for taking part in the final round of peace talks to pave way for a peace agreement.
The peace process began in 1997, and the Naga insurgent leaders had several rounds of talks with New Delhi for a permanent solution.