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Assam BJP unit urges centre to clear the proposed Nagalim issue

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      October 08 2017
 
Guwahati : While people of Assam and several political, non-political organizations of the state have strongly opposed against centre's move to create Greater Nagalim by acceding about 66,000 hectares land of the state, the crucial issue was discussed during a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Assam unit on Saturday.
 
A top source of state BJP unit said that, the proposed Nagalim issue was discussed in the meeting of office bearers of the Assam BJP held at the state office of the saffron party.
 
'Before finalized the settlement with NSCN-IM, centre asked the state government for any queries about the issue. We will not do anything against the people of Assam and the state,' the top source said. 
 
'While the centre yet to clear about the issue, the Assam BJP has urged the centre to clear the issue in greater interest of Assam and the state unit will send a formal letter to the centre soon,' the top source said.
 
But he denied to disclose any more information about the issue.
 
Meanwhile, Nagaland CM TR Zeliang said that, the much awaited final settlement of the decades long conflict with the NSCN-IM and the Union government would likely to conclude by last part of this year or first part of next year.
 
'Before the settlement, the centre will discuss with the state government of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur,' the Nagaland CM said.
 
Earlier, the framework agreement was signed between the Union government and the NSCN-IM in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, NSCN-IM General Secretary TH.Muivah in New Delhi on August 3, 2015.
 
Recently the NSCN-IM said that, the top priority agenda of the organisation is the integration of the Naga inhabited areas in the NE states of India particularly the areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
 
On the other hand, Assam BJP has warned its MP Ram Prasad Sarma for don't make any statement against any person without any proof.
 
The BJP MP of Tezpur constituency had recently said that, Assam irrigation minister Ranjit Dutta was in the habit of taking 10 percent commission to provide contracts of different schemes in his department.
 
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)