Union Home Minister Amit Shah had already made several moves to solve the pending issues of the Northeastern states and on Sunday he declared that the BJP has found a permanent address in the region. He also said that the region will be free from all the problems in the upcoming times and that all the problems will be solved by 2024.
At the BJP national executive meeting, he made the remarks while speaking about political resolution.It was noticeable that a major step was made in March, the Centre had removed AFSPA from 15 police station areas in seven districts of Nagaland, 15 police station areas in six districts of Manipur and 23 districts entirely and one district in Assam.This year in March, Assam and Meghalaya governments signed a historic agreement in Delhi to resolve their 50-year-old pending border dispute. The agreement was signed between Assam and Meghalaya two months after a draft resolution was submitted by the chief ministers of the two states to Amit Shah on January 31 for examination and consideration by the MHA.
Supporting Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the media, “It has been a journey for us in the north-east and the Home Minister told us that he was delighted that we now have a permanent address in the Northeast and that we are going nowhere.”The media also asked what Amit Shah said about the reason that the Citizenship Amendment Act has not been implemented, the Assam CM said that the objection by the Opposition to the reforms brought in by the government has led to the delay, however, the government is committed to implementing the CAA.
Hemanta Biswa Sarma said, “You know that the Opposition has been objecting to a number of things on a number of reforms by the Modi government including the CAA. There has been a delay but we are committed to implementing CAA and the rules will be formed.”
Sarma also shared plans on how the problems of NE will be solved and said, “Amit Shah spoke about how the journey of the BJP has been in the north-east and development post-arrival of the Modi government in 2014… We also discussed how the AFSPA has been removed from the northeast region in about 60 per cent of the areas… He also said that by 2024, there will be no more fault lines in the north-east and all the issues will be solved.”