ITANAGAR: Mutchu Mithi, newly appointed state president of the National People’s Party (NPP), has urged the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu led government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the interstate boundary issue.
Arunachal Pradesh's Roing MLA Mithi has also termed the border clash between Assam and Mizoram as “an unfortunate incident" and also added, “We also have the same boundary issue with Assam, and I think most of the Northeast states do have boundary issues with Assam. This is a longstanding vexed issue.”
“We want our state government to call an all-party meeting to discuss the issue. Other states have already started talks with the Assam counterpart; I think our state should also initiate talks to resolve the long-pending boundary issue,” Mithi said.
Quoting NPP supremo Conrad Sangma, he said: “Our aspirations are regional, but our ambition is national,” and reiterated that the NPP “is committed to working towards realizing the aspirations and hopes of the youths in the state.”
Arunachal Pradesh NPP vice president and former minister Thangwang Wangham also asserted that the party would work for the welfare of the public, especially for the people of the northeastern states.
NPP is working for the welfare of the NE people, especially outside the region, to protect the NE people. We will work on boosting the state’s revenue generation so that the state can move forward,” Wangham said.
Mithi speaking with the media persons said that since all the northeastern states are a part of the same government at the center, hence they should be coming up with a long-term solution regarding the border issues together.
"Assam is the biggest state among the northeastern states even if not from the geographical aspect but in terms of population and resources. It should play the role of an elder brother and sit with its younger brothers and give what their younger brothers are asking for. It's the job of an elder brother to take care of the younger ones. Only that way this we can be solved," said the Arunachal Pradesh legislator.
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