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NE gets raw deal from Modi visit!

Contrary to expectation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 36 hour Dhaka fails to fetch good news for north eastern region. 

Cross border influx and Anup Chetia repatriation did not figure in the crucial bilateral talks between Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. 

It was Modi and BJP who till the other day talked of the influx of Bangladeshi nationals from across the border in the north eastern region. 

The ruling party at the Centre promised to make Assam and its neighbouring north eastern states free of Bangladeshi immigrants. But Modi failed to riase the burning issue during his visit.

Same it was in the case of the extradition of Anup Chetia. Chetia’s extradition is believed to be the huge boost in the ULFA-Centre peace process since he was the founder general secretary of the outfit who has been languishing at a local jail in Dhaka. 

According to the analysists, north east again got a raw deal from the much hyped visit. He struck deal with the neighbouring country to benefit Reliance and Adani groups.

On the other hand, the prime minister did not take with him even a single chief minister from the north eastern region as he finally struck the Indo-Bangla land swap deal.  

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