Amit Shah holds meeting with CMs of NE states on internal security, Drugs, boundary issues


Union Home Minister Amit Shah today held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the region and discussed various issues affecting the region and pledged to jointly tackle the problems.

The three hour long meeting was held at the State Convention Centre behind closed doors and was also attended by the Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of the different states.


Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb informed the waiting media persons that discussions were held on the internal security of the region. “The law and order was also discussed together with efforts to fight the drug menace in the region,” Deb said.


He said initiative is being taken to make North East drugs free by 2022; moreover proposals have been made to promote the region as a tourism circuit. Moreover, discussions were also held on boundary disputes, the international border and other issues, Deb informed.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the emphasis of the meeting was to build a cordial relationship between the different states and work together in a coordinated manner.


“The flood, drugs and many other issues were discussed and the emphasis was to work unitedly to jointly tackle some of these issues,” Singh said. Sikkim Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang said it was a very important meeting for the region.


Tamang added, the Home Minister also said that the focus should be on making the region free of drug trafficking and also encouraging the tourism sector.


Discussions were also held on the boundary dispute and states were asked to resolve these issues through talks. Shah has urged that everyone should work together unitedly in the interest of the Nation, officials said.