NE part of New India’s growth story: Dr Jitendra
GUWAHATI, Sept 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here today that India will not allow any illegal foreign infiltrator or settler on its soil.
Speaking at the 4th conclave of North East Democratic alliance (NEDA), attended among others by the DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Chief Ministers of all the eight States of the region, heads of all the constituent parties of NEDA, MPs, MLAs and party office-bearers, Amit Shah said, once for all, misgivings need to cleared. There is no ambiguity as far as our stand on the issue is concerned, he said.
Amit Shah also referred to revolutionary development witnessed in North East region over the last five years and complimented the DoNER Ministry for its hard work and contribution in this direction. He said, because of the priority given by the Modi government, the people of North East now feel proud to be developing like all other states of the country.
Home Minister referred to the Prime Minister’s remark where he said that Northeast can be the new engine for India’s Growth and the contribution from this region towards the progress and development of the country should be the highest among other states. He said the cultural and linguistic identity of the North East Region should be preserved and maintained even as fast development is taking place under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
Shah reiterated once again that after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, there was some misinformation that there will be also changes to Article 371. He however asserted that the Centre respects Article 371 and it will not touch the Article which grants special provisions to the North East.
He said, unlike Article 370, Article 371 is not temporary.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union DoNER Minister, in his address, said that Northeast is on a fast track of transformation and it has become a part of the New India’s growth story, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On a personal note, he said, when he came to Northeast, he was so new that he came dressed in woolens on his first visit to Guwahati, but gradually, with the cooperation of all the colleagues and the affectionate, positive response from all the chief ministers and State governments, it has been possible to carry forward Prime Minister Modi’s dream of putting Northeast on the same track of development as some of the more developed State of the western part of India.
For the youths of the Northeast, Dr Jitendra Singh said, they are at the one of the best times happening in Northeast every young Start-Up from across India is looking forward to Northeast as his favourite destination. It is for people living in the Northeast to rise upto that occasion and to cultivate the capacity of being able to make the best use of these new opening of vistas , he added.