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Shivraj Patil 2-da North East visit begins

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil is arriving Meghalaya on Tuesday on a two-day tour to the north eastern starts to take stock of the situation prevailing there.

According to information, Patil is schedule to inaugurate the new administrative block of Assam Rifles. Later, he would address the Assam Rifles Commanders` conference, after which he would meet the Director General of Assam Rifles. In the evening, the Home Minister would discuss separately the prevailing security scenario with senior state government, police, Army and other defence officials.

He is schedule to visit Kohima on Wednesday. His visit to the violence-hit Nagaland comes close on the heels of state Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio accusing the Centre of not having any policy in holding talks with the Nagaland insurgent groups, which were causing problems for the administration. The state has witnessed killing of over 20 people since March this year threatening to disturb the peace talks between the Naga rebels and the Centre. Home Ministry officials said Patil would hold discussion with the state Governor and Chief Minister at Kohima.
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