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Target is set to resolve all disputes in NE, says BJP National President JP Nadda

BJP National President JP Nadda (third from left) in Wokha, Nagaland

The BJP National President who is on a two-day visit to Nagaland stated that ceasefire agreements between the central government and three Naga groups had recently been extended by a year though “there are certain issues and we are working on them”.

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government of India has set the target of “resolving all disputes” in the Northeast. This was stated by BJP National President JP Nadda while addressing a public rally at GMS ground, Old Riphyim, Tuyi Mandal (Wokha District), Nagaland on Thursday.

JP Nadda who arrived in Nagaland earlier in the day, is on a two-day visit to the state. On the occasion, the BJP National President stated that the ceasefire agreements between the central government and three Naga groups had recently been extended by a year though “there are certain issues and we are working on them”.

He reminded that the Karbi Anglong agreement was signed in 2021 and this agreement was in “synergy with the vision of insurgency free prosperous Northeast that envisages all-round development of the region bringing peace and prosperity”.

“The NLFT Tripura Agreement was signed on August 10, 2019. For permanent settlement of Bru families, Bru accord has been signed. Similarly, the Bodo Peace Accord was signed in 2020 to resolve the long pending Bodo issues”, he said.

JP Nadda also paid rich tributes to freedom fighters of Nagaland who revolted against British rule to protect the native people of the state with the support of villagers. “History tells us how Naga people have fought for the culture and for the protection of history. They have dedicated their lives to protect their tradition and culture”, he said.

“We also remember that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose established the first Azad Hind Administered Village in Naga Hills in Ruzasho village. We are also grateful to the present tribal leaders of Nagaland who are also protecting the tribal culture of Nagaland”, the BJP National President added.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Northeast in New India is becoming “the new engine of India’s development” remarked JP Nadda. He said that the government of India is committed to making the Northeast an economic hub connecting Southeast Asia under the Act East Policy.

“Earlier the entire Northeast use to suffer due to terrorism, infiltration, bandh and protests, economic blockades, drug trafficking, corruption and caste based tensions. But now the entire Northeast has changed and transformed as our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has made this region a hub of development, growth, connectivity, IT, sports, foreign and domestic investments and hub of organic agriculture”, he said.

He also stated that Prime Minister Modi has visited the Northeast more than 50 times in the last seven and half years and the Modi led government has invested thousands of crores on the infrastructure of region.

The improvement in the security situation in the Northeast has resulted in the government of India reducing the disturbed areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur after decades, he pointed out.

During his visit, Nadda is he will hold several important party meetings and also interact with party leaders and intellectuals. Upon his arrival at Dimapur Airport on Thursday, he was accorded a warm welcome by State BJP President Temjen Imna Along, BJP Co-ordinator for Northeast Sambit Patra, BJP National Secretary Rituraj Sinha, BJP National Spokesperson Mmhonlumo Kikon and party workers.

Later, he also addressed and inaugurated the State Level Worker’s Convention by lighting the lamp in Kohima, Nagaland.

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