Imphal, Jan 6 (UNI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday announced that the northeast region will soon be free from insurgency problems.
Addressing a public meeting at Moirang, Bishnupur district, Shah said the state’s BJP-led government has inked truce with Boro, NLFT, Karbi Anglong, Bru insurgents and the region will be free from all insurgency problems soon.
He blamed the previous Congress governments for various problems like insurgency, prolonged bandhs and blockades and stated that no insurgency-related problems, bandhs, or blockades have been reported since the BJP government came to power in Manipur six years ago.
Manipur is now moving forward and tourists will come in good numbers to see the newly inaugurated projects, he said.
Considering the improvement in law and order and opening of new institutes like Churachandpur Medical College that was inaugurated on Friday, students from other states were coming to pursue higher studies in Manipur, he said. Earlier, students of Manipur and the northeast had to go to other states, he added.
Shah inaugurated 12 projects and laid the foundation stones for nine schemes entailing a cost of Rs 1308 crore, mostly from the venue.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided better air and road connectivity and development to the region and provided the much-needed integration of the people.
He said now people of the region consider themselves as part of India.
The improvement has led to the development, better connectivity, improvement in sports, more investment and starting of an organic industry hub in the region, he claimed.
Shah paid tribute to the ancient civilization of Manipur which has over 3000 years of written history and great freedom fights, including King Kulachandra, and large numbers of soldiers who refused to seek an apology and decided to spend their last days at Andaman Nicobar island.