NORTH- EAST REGION JOINS NATIONAL MAINSTREAM
To bring the North-East region to the national mainstream several works of development and progress has started under the Narendra Modi government through the implementation of important initiatives and policies which includes conversion of “Look East Policy‘ to ‘Act East Policy‘. Today the entire North East region stands at the transformational mode. Today for the first time the entire nation is experiencing that our North-East region has been included into the national mainstream. On 02 April, 2022 Union Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju and BJP National spokesperson Shri Gaurav Bhatia in a joint press conference highlighted all the historic initiatives of Modi Government and its visible impacts. Salient points of the press conference;
WITHDRAWal of ARMED FORCES SPECIAL POWERS ACT
The Narendra Modi Government has recently taken the decision to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the major areas of Assam. Nagaland and Manipur, it is a very revolutionary and important step. The withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act means that peace and tranquility has returned to the North East region.
In 1958 the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was implemented after the act of violence and mutiny in the Naga areas. After such a long period the era of peace and normalcy has returned. The vision of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the entire North East region will be fulfilled very soon.
After 2015 the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was withdrawn from the entire Tripura, then is was removed from areas of Assam, and then it was also removed from Arunachal Pradesh barring just three districts.
NORTH-EAST, INDIA’S IMPORTANT ECONOMIC HUB
Under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi entire North East region has grown and progressed very fast, and very soon we will see that the entire North East region will become India’s important economic hub.
The withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the North East regions have been welcomed by one and all including the members of the civil society and political leaders. Credit also goes to Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah for implementing the vision of Shri Narendra Modi in the entire North East region.
BORDER DISPUTE RESOLVED
There are inter-state boundary issues in the North East region. Recently the first chapter of the border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya was resolved and very the remaining issues between the two states will also be resolved.
The border dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was going on the very long time and there were several incidents of violence that also happened in which several people lost their lives. Under the leadership of Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah ji talks between the chief ministers of the two states took place and here too the first issue of the border dispute was resolved. All of us want that all the border disputed between the states should be resolved soon.
Incidents of violence between Assam and Nagaland were very common. By taking two states in confidence the Narendra Modi government with the help of central security forces resolved disputes and established peace and tranquility. Clashes also took place between Assam and Mizoram, here too Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah mediated between the two states and did a commendable work in resolving the issues and brining peace and development in the region.
There are two main reasons for the return of peace and development in the North East region–
• First is that all the pro-poor and welfare policies of the Narendra Modi government has reached the people of the region; and
• Second, the Narendra Modi government has reached out to the people and leaders who were angry and have held dialogues to persuade them to join the national mainstream and be the part of the growth and development story of the North Eastern States.
PEACE IN THE NORTH EASTERN STATES
Several steps were taken by PM Shri Narendra Modi in establishing peace in the North Eastern states. In January 2020 Bodo Pact took place, in September 2021 the peace pact of Karbi Anglong was signed, and in August 2019 peace pact was signed with the NLFT in Tripura.
The 23 year old Bru Reang dispute was also resolved and over 37,000 displaced people were resettled. Similarly several disputes of the North East region were also resolved and it is due to this reason that the North Eastern region today is peaceful which also paved the way for the withdrawal of the Armed Forced Special Powers Act. Today, people and the state governments in the North East region fully trust Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
PM VISITED NORTH EAST REGION OVER 50 TIMES
During his tenure so far PM Shri Narendra Modi has visited the North East region over 50 times; it was unthinkable earlier and it is also a rare feat. This can only be done by Prime Minister Shri Modi who calls the North East as ‘Astlaxmi‘. He has established connections with the people of the North East and has implemented several policies and programmes which has led to fast growth and development of the entire North Eastern region.
MAJOR PUSH TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has sanctioned a budget of Rs 76,000 crore for the North East in 2022-23 which is Rs 7500 crore more than the previous year. It is a historical step taken by the Narendra Modi government.
REMOVAL OF AFSPA FROM THE NORTH EAST
Shri Narendra Modi has special affection for the North Eastern states and the people of the region. It is a matter of great satisfaction and pride that a majority of issues and problems of the North East region have been successfully resolved by the Narendra Modi government.
The removal of AFSPA from the North East is a historical and important step. In Assam AFSPA has been into force for the past three decades. The removal of AFSPA Act from Assam, Nagaland and Manipur proves that the policies and programmes of the Narendra Modi government are clear and highly effective.
Removal of AFSPA from the North East region is a major step. The policy of Narendra Modi government is very clear – wherever there are problems in the country, resolve it immediately by taking to all stakeholders.
The growth initiative by Shri Modi through new scheme ‘PM Divine‘ has made the provision of Rs 1500 crore, which will be increased in coming years. It will give major push to growth and development activities in the North East region and also strengthen the socio-economic scenario in the states of the region.
The people of the North Eastern states had never dreamt of having roads in their villages, they had faced the problem of electricity supply, there used to be poor mobile network; but under the Narendra Modi government all this has changed and a new chapter of growth and development is being written the North Eastern states.
It is a matter of pride for all of us that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi the growth and development is taking place in the North Eastern States. It is also very important for the safety and security of our country.
Today, peace and development is there in the North East. Earlier governments gave step-motherly treatment to the North Eastern states, which has changed drastically now and today the entire North East region has joined the national mainstream.