Mukul Sangma vows to aid border trade, solve issues

CORRESPONDENT
MOREH, 19th Nov: Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma visited Moreh town to inspect the Integrated Check Post as part of the party’s initiative towards federalism, regionalism, migration and border state, and also interacted with people of the border town on Monday.
During his visit, the AICC manifesto committee chairman said that the trade relation between India and Myanmar will improve once the law and order situation of the state improves and it will also help in solving various besetting the state.
Interacting with media persons, Mukul Sangma said that international borders are considered as economic hotspot in other countries. Unfortunately in India, these areas are degraded as remote and inaccessible. However, the visit is part of Congress party’s initiative to bring development in areas bordering Myanmar as well as Bangladesh and boost trade activities there.
Regarding the border dispute in Manipur sector of the international boundary, Sangma contended that such issues will see amicable solution as the trade relation improves between the two countries.
Tengnoupal MLA D Korungthang, Khangabok MLA O Surjakumar, AICC secretary research Ranajit Mukherjee, MPCC general secretary Kh Devabrata and ADC Chandel member Lamboi Gangte accompanied the Congress leader in his visit.
Later, he met Moreh town residents and heard their grievances at the conference hall of Elora Hotel. In his address, Mukul conveyed that his visit was part of AICC’s initiative to entertain public grievances so that the party could act on it. Those public who met the Congress leader informed him about issues related with development, trade & commerce, border rows, law & order situation and socio-economic conditions. Sangma assured the public that he will collect information regarding the hardships and inconveniences in different sectors being endured by the people in border area and include them in the party’s manifesto with the promise to mitigate their hardships. He also said that the party will include only those promises, which it could fulfil, while adding that making unrealistic promises will only break hopes of the people.
The former CM further informed that he will prepare a 14-point report and submit the same to AICC president Rahul Gandhi for inclusion in the manifesto.


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