Guwahati, April 7 – "Greatest beneficiary of forming Bhartiya Janata Party is North East India," said Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju while addressing the press conference. “Territorial integrity of northeastern states would not be impacted by the NAGA agreement,” assured Kiren Rijiju.
Earlier Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also echoed the similar opinions assuring the integrity of northeastern states.
Amid concerns raised over the contentious demand of the NSCN(IM) for the unification of all Naga-inhabited areas, which includes parts of Assam and other neighbouring states, Kiren Rijiju made it clear that the talks are “political” and “will have no ramification on territory”.
“Sovereignty” and “other serious issues” have been dropped from the charter of demands of the NSCN(IM) and the framework agreement, which was signed between the Centre and the NSCN(IM), ensures that the talks would proceed under the ambit of the Constitution, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju added.
“We are progressing with absolute clarity. The unique history of the Nagas will be recognized and we will come out with a clear, tangible solution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said we will give a result during the tenure of this government,” Kiren Rijiju said, addressing a press conference.
Further Rijiju also said that some “outside agencies” and “elements” are trying to create trouble in the northeast states, but asked people not to panic. “We know the groups and we are tracking them. Anybody found indulging in antinational activities would be dealt with firmly. We have an intelligence mechanism which is much robust now,” he added.
Admitting that Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma had recently sent a proposal to the Centre to give work permits to Bangladeshi nationals to address the challenge of infiltration, Rijiju said the government will not take any decision which will harm national interest. “The proposal has certain positive things. We are looking into it. But whatever decision is taken, it won’t have any adverse impact and will not aggravate the existing problem of illegal migration,” he said.