On Monday, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said that the tensions between Assam and Mizoram are fuelled by forces from outside the country.
Rijiju also said that lots of elements from outside our country fuelling violence by making inciting statements.
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PM Modi’s affection for North-East
The Arunachal Pradesh MP further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP MPs that his love and affection for the Northeast is natural, should not be looked at it from the prism of politics.
BJP MPs from all Northeastern states meets PM Modi
Rijiju said BJP MPs from all Northeastern states met PM on various issues, including violence on the Assam-Mizoram border.
There were 16 MPs in the meeting with the prime minister — 12 from Assam, two from Arunachal Pradesh, and one each from Manipur and Tripura.
They submitted a memorandum to PM Modi stating that parties like Congress politicking the Assam-Mizoram border issue and making proactive statements.
BJP MPs from the North-East accused the opposition Congress of “politicizing” the sensitive issue
They expressed disapproval of attempts by a section of polity led by Congress and using these incidents to indulge in one-upmanship.
“Series of confidence-building measures have taken place over last few days. Yet actions of Congress remain as devious and mischievous,” the BJP MPs said in the memorandum.
They accused Congress of politicizing this sensitive issue.
Conclusion of the meeting
At the meeting of BJP MPs from the Northeast, Rijiju said, “We expressed our gratitude to the PM and informed him how Congress and other parties are disrupting the peace of Northeast by politicizing this violence. We appeal to Congress to not politicize a sensitive matter.”