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What happened to ga peace accord, Yechury asks Modi

New Delhi, Feb 3: After violent protests in galand against 33 per cent quota for women in urban local bodies, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday questioned the Modi government over the galand peace accord.

“galand is burning. Fair to ask what happened to the ‘ga Accord’ (Prime Minister rendra) Modi signed with great fanfare on live TV,” the Marxist leader tweeted. Expressing concerns over the situation in some Northeastern states, Yechury accused the ruling Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) of being focused on power grabbing. “Besides galand, Manipur is troubled. Situation in Assam is volatile. Security concerns in Aruchal Pradesh. And BJP focused solely on grabbing power.”

galand capital Kohima on Thursday witnessed violence as a mob went on the rampage, burning government properties and vandalizing official vehicles in protest against Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang’s refusal to meet their demand on local body polls.

The tribal bodies have been opposing the ga People’s Front government’s decision to hold the elections with 33 per cent women reservation, saying it infringes on the special rights for galand guaranteed by Article 371 (A) of the constitution. (IANS)

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