Will restore northeast’s special category status: Rahul

Imphal, March 19 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that the special category status of northeastern states will be restored if his party comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.

In a tweet, Gandhi, who is currently touring the northeast, accused the BJP of not recognising unique problems of the northeastern states relating to sectors such as transportation and connectivity.

"The North Eastern states face some unique problems when it comes to transportation and connectivity.

Unlike the BJP, we recognise this. Once elected, we will restore the special category status to these states, so that they get the attention they deserve," he said.

The Congress is seeking to reclaim its primacy in the northeast, where the BJP has made deep penetration over the last five years and is in power in every state, either by itself or as a coalition partner.



Source: IANS