Wangtin Naga and P Tikhak, who were expelled from NSCN(K) on Saturday, have said their new party will work for peace and national reconciliation and build a better society for the
Naga people.

"We feel that we are free to give our contribution, however small it may be, in building a new and better Naga society," the two leaders said in a joint statement on Sunday.

Wangtin Naga was the supervisor of the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of NSCN(K), while P Tikhak was a senior functionary of the party before being expelled.

Their expulsion order said, "It has been established beyond doubt numerous instances of (the two leaders) hatching conspiracies with India to destabilise the Naga cause."

The first split occurred on June 7, 2011, when two leaders of the Khaplang faction formed NSCN (Khole-Kotovi) because of ideological differences.

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