‘Any incident or happening which tends to interfere with the peace and tranquility will have adverse effect on the economic development of state of galand and also for the entire NE region’
Dimapur, June 13: Minister for the Development of North East Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh, has said the adverse political situation in galand, particularly in the wake of the recent attacks by insurgents, will affect the state's economic development and spread to the entire northeast region.
Singh was addressing media at the Rhododendron conference Hall in Chumukedima, near Dimapur.
RN Ravi, the interlocutor for the Indo-ga peace talks was also present on the occasion.
Singh said that the Central government is committed to ensuring peace and 'tranquillity' in the State and that no force would be allowed to undermine that objective.
"Any incident or happening which tends to interfere with the peace and tranquility will have adverse effect on the economic development of state of galand and also for the entire NE region," he said.
He said that the way to achieve 'maximum benefit' was through having a "conductive atmosphere of peace and tranquility".
Optimum growth could be achieved in the fields of education and the economy, he said.
"Violence has a vicious circle and it cannot end without taking its toll. But, I can assure on behalf of the Central government that development will not be allowed to suffer on account of violence," he said
"The Centre's desire is for peace and for looking forward to an era of development where all groups of society live with amity and co existence, with the common objective of ebling this region to grow at par with the mainstream of other parts of the country," he added.
R N Ravi said that his part is to take the peace talks forward to a logical conclusion which would acceptable and gainful for the gas.
The minister also met many ga civil societies during the visit and patiently listened to their pleas on several issues especially relating to the excess of the Indian armies in the event of any situation arising out of clashes between underground and the Indian armed forces. (ANI)