TNL president meets Rijiju and MHA Joint Secretary

New Delhi [India], Oct. 6 : Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) president Weapon Zimik met Minister of State for Home (MoS) Kiren Rijiju yesterday to seek his assistance to construct Marketing Complex-cum-International Guest House at the heart of the Ukhrul town at Wino Bazar.

The idea of this project is to create opportunity for the local youth entrepreneurs and to promote indigenous products in the market.

The international guest house will aim at providing subsidized accommodation for those villages living at the far flung international border villages on both sides of the territories (India and Burma).

Further, the guest house will house villages' heads and representatives who come to Ukhrul Town for various village welfare related work.

The Minister has given verbal assurance to provide all necessary assistance to materialize the proposed project and advice to work in collaboration with the district representatives.

Later in the afternoon, TNL President met Joint Secretary Satyendra Garg, Ministry of Home Affairs (NE Affairs) to highlight him the grieve concerns of the Hill People of the Manipur, including the ongoing movement that started after the passage of three controversial Bills last year.

The president opines that the root cause of various problems in the state lies in the undemocratic structure of the state assembly.

The very instrument which strengthens the democratic processes in the country by means adopting the principle of proportionate representation was not followed in the state.

Thus, the president questions the moral political right of conducting election in Manipur without conducting assembly constituencies' delimitation exercise.

The secretary mentioned that much of the solution to the existing problems will lie on the future settlement between the Government of India (GoI) and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) through the current political talk.

Source: ANI