NEW DELHI, Nov 18 : A high-level delegation of Mizoram State BJP unit today called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and held a 40 minute long meeting with him to discuss a wide range of issues including the political scenario in the State as well as the development projects.
The delegation included, among others, Nirupam Chakma, former Minister & BJP National Council Member, Delson Notlia, BJP National Secretary (Minority Morcha), N C Muankima, General Secretary (Org.), JB Rualchhinga, State Vice President, Sapliana Vandir, former MLA, T Zakunga, Ex Chief Executive Member, F Rohnuna, Former Chief Executive Member and N. Zakhai, Chief Executive Member of Lai, Mara, Chakma Autonomous District Council
The members took up with the Minister issues pertaining to the people of Mizoram in general and the Chakma community in particular. They also brought to the notice of the Minister certain instances where the Mizo National Front (MNF) Government in the State was showing discrimination towards Bharatiya Janata Party members and its supporters.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accords highest priority to Northeast and even though Mizoram is a small State with just over one million population, Narendra Modi as Prime Minister has visited the State more number of times than any of his predecessors. Not only this, Prime Minister Modi had launched several Mega Power Projects during his visit to the State before the COVID pandemic.
Considering the rich bio-resources that the State has, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the unique kind of Centre of Excellence for Citrus Fruit has also been set up in Mizoram. He also appreciated the women Self Help Groups in the State who were among the first in India to come out with locally made Face Masks in sufficient numbers and in different designs in the very beginning of the COVID pandemic.
The members of the delegation also put across some of their other issues in response to which Dr Jitendra Singh said, since the issues did not pertain directly to his Ministry, he will refer them to the concerned Ministries. The members also invited Dr Jitendra Singh to visit Mizoram in near future.