Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘eager to solve Naga political problem’: Union minister
The previous government at the Center had kept the Naga negotiations going, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is eager to resolve the contentious Naga political issue (NPI) and launched the framework agreement, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. External Affairs and Education Union, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. .
Singh was on his first visit to Nagaland as part of the Prime Minister’s “Jan Ashirwad Yatra” for newly inducted Union ministers.
“Prime Minister Modi is eager to resolve the Naga issue. After being sworn in as Prime Minister (in 2014), he targeted a quick solution of the Naga issue and initiated the signing of the Framework Agreement (in 2015 with the NSCN-IM),” he said.
The Prime Minister is looking forward to concluding the agreement with a positive outcome, the Union Minister said and hopes that the framework agreement will bring comprehensive peace to the region and especially to Nagaland.
Singh, who on Monday met with different sections of the state’s Naga people and organizations in Dimapur and Kohima districts, said all wanted a quick solution to the Naga political problem. “It is their view and their aspiration and I will convey the message to the highest authorities in Delhi,” he said.
Mr Singh called the influx of illegal immigrants, especially from Bangladesh, into the northeast region a “very critical issue” since the days of independence and a supporter of the country.
The influx of illegal immigrants is taking place because the indigenous peoples of the region are not vigilant and do not care despite its impact on the political and economic spheres of the region. Also, the international border in the region was porous before the BJP came to power in the Center, he said.
Stating that the influx has a huge impact on the social demographics of the region, he urged people to be vigilant to stop illegal immigration.
Regarding the decision of the state’s political parties on a multi-party government in Nagaland for a solution to the Naga political problem, Singh said that in a democratic system, the opposition plays the role of watchdog.
“It is good if all (parties) are together to usher in development in a speedy manner, but normally the opposition should remain active in order to maintain checks and balances and also serve the interest of the people,” he said. he declares.
Describing the “Jan Ashirwad Yatra” initiated by the prime minister as a familiarization campaign for newly inducted union ministers, he said the Modi government is for good governance.
The Prime Minister asked the Union ministers to visit the states to meet the people and seek their blessing as well as their opinion in the development process.
Mr Singh said the induction of MPs from the northeast into the union council of ministers showed that Prime Minister Modi had a keen interest in its development as an ambitious region of the country.
“Modiji argued that without the development and connectivity of the region, the country cannot develop. He has turned the landlocked region into a land-bound region,” Singh said.
The Union Minister who arrived in Nagaland on Monday met with various religious and minority groups and the general population of the state to build coordination and trust between the Center and the state.
In the economic development of the region, Mr Singh said the resident commissioners of the eight northeastern states in Delhi have been asked to seek ways to link up with foreign countries for direct funding for resource exploration. resources so that states benefit economically.
The Centre, he said, will activate the Act East policy after the COVID-19 pandemic and if the people of the region are not alert and well equipped, they will not be able to directly benefit from the policy.
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