GP calls for regional political parties unison to address regional issues

IMPHAL, October 4: Atul Bora, Working President of the Asom Gana Parishad who is on a visit to the state addressed a press conference at the Manipur People’s Party office on the present issues confronting the North Eastern states including Sikkim.

Addressing the conference, Bora said his party will be conveying a political meeting at  Guwahati on October 20 and 21 for which invites are being sent to all regional political parties of the North East.

He said his party has already visited Kohima and met with the president and other office bearers of the Naga People’s Front (NPF).

Elaborating on the background of the meeting, he said Congress which is ruling at the Centre and several other states including at Manipur has failed to take up the issues confronting the NE states.

He said one of the most crucial issue in the state of Manipur right now is the border fencing issue while in Assam is that of the illegal entry of Bangladeshis in Assam.

Expressing solidarity to Irom Chanu Sharmila, he said he would like to meet her and that the Centre should consider the repeal of AFSPA immediately.

He further said that the co-ordinating bodies of the eight states and other regional parties should join hands and work towards solving the issues of the region.

Pradip Hajarika, Secretary of the Asom Gana Parishad said that both the centre and state governments have failed to bring solution to the issue of Indo-Myanmar border fencing in Manipur and the infiltration of illegal Bangladeshis in Assam.

All regional parties need to look into such kinds of regional issues, he said.

He further charged the government of high corruption and further indicated on the need for the parties to join hands.

Elaborating on the construction of the Trans Asian Highway in the region, he said though the highway will pass through the region, the main benefits will be reaped only by others.

He further said that the proposed regional parties meeting at Guwahati will be attended by Surjit Singh Barnala, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. 

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