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BJP demands N-E security council to deter anti-India designs

By K Anurag
August 25, 2012 14:54 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party has called for formulation of a 'grand strategy' through formation of 'North East Development Council' and 'North East Security Council' linking with national bodies for tackling burning problems like illegal migration and foreign forces out to destabilise the strategic region.

The organising secretary of the BJP, N-E states, P Chandra Sekhar on Saturday said, "Inefficiencies and help of the Congress regimes at Centre and some of the states, the north-east region has become a playground for many foreign conspiracies and illegal foreign nationals."

He commented that illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and China has become a normal affair for north-eastern states while the negative role of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, America, Nepal governments and their non-state actors had become evident and suspicious in many occasions.

He raised alarm over nexus of some of the North East rebel
groups with Pakistan's ISI, Chinese agencies, Maoists elements and stated that community clashes, communal clashes, ethnic clashes, demographic aggression, land occupations, religious conversions, illegal trafficking of weapons, narcotics, fake currency, cattle and human have become uncontrollable by the governments.

"High rate of corruption, nexus with militant movements, political unrest and instability, unhealthy competition for CM's post in Congress ruled states in the region, and vote bank politics at the cost of national interests have become major impediments in governance and proper administration of the region," the BJP leader said.

The BJP maintains that thorough understanding of geographical boundaries of N-E states, problems, psychologies, aspirations, agitations, diverse cultures by different policy making bodies, political parties is the need of the hour to protect and develop the north-east region in a right way.
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