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Northeast MPs blame the Congress for the Assam-Mizoram conflict.

The group meets with the Prime Minister and presents a memorandum criticising the opposition party.

On Monday, a delegation of Northeast BJP MPs met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented him with a statement accusing the Congress of inflaming tensions between Assam and Mizoram.

Union Minister and former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among the MPs who informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram had expressed their willingness to resolve the boundary conflict peacefully. The MPs expressed their sadness at the violence on the Assam-Mizoram border, but they also expressed their disapproval of the Congress’s politicisation of the subject.

“Over the previous several days, a number of confidence-building initiatives have been implemented. Despite this, the Congress party’s activities remain cunning and mischievous,” the memorandum stated.

The MPs claimed that the NDA government had completed “historic and unprecedented” development projects in the region, but previous Congress administrations had failed to do so. They said that the Congress had “zero respect” for the region’s culture, and that the party and “its ecosystem” had attempted to politicise the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, but that the people of the Northeast had rejected this.

“They are now inflaming tensions between Assam and Mizoram. We, the undersigned, wish to make it plain that the Congress’s evil plans will fail in the Northeast. The memorandum was signed by Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju, Rameswar Teli, and Pratima Bhoumik, among others, and urged, “They should quit politicking on issues and focus on the development agenda.”

 

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