Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked all the eight Northeastern states to amicably resolve the long pending boundary disputes between disputing states.
“There is a need to resolve the disputes of the states. The whole country is one, so we have to aim to find complete solutions to the issues. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi we will resolve the inter-state border disputes in the North-East, and it will be a great achievement. Without this, development is not possible and work should be done in this direction with a strong will,” said Shah while addressing a government function here on Saturday.
He also said, “The kind of priority that Modi has given to the Northeast, we also have an obligation to make that effort successful.”
The Union Home Minister said that the Northeast was previously known for insurgency but today along with peace, good news flows out of the Northeast.
On the other hand, Shah said that the Union Budget has been increased by 24 percent to Rs 3,13,000 crores from Rs 89,000 crores and many big projects have been undertaken.
He said there should also be an effort to eliminate the entire challenges like border disputes and smuggling of drugs from abroad. The Central Government has changed its perspective of the Northeast, so the Northeast will also have to change its perception of how it looks up to the Center, he added.
He said after taking charge as the Prime Minister in 2014, Narendra Modi said that if the North-East is to be developed, then the Northeast has to be given priority in all types of development schemes of the government.