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Remove internal disparity: Himanta

Senior minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma blamed it all on the country’s internal disparity for allowing the north eastern region to linger in the back stage of progress.

In his speech at a three day long convocation in Goa on Saturday, the health and education minister said the north eastern people have been lagging behind without any fault of their own. “ What crime an Assamese has committed? What goes wrong with a Naga? Who can point out at the Arunachalese which was why they can’t ride on a Metro when people of Karnataka and Delhi can?

According to him, the time is not far when every citizen would have the access of development.

He observed that a heavy expenditure on the law and order front has downplayed the development scene.

He said,” Aspirations of people of India are the same but the kind of competitive federalism we are in today, people of Assam, north east and Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to compete in an unequal environment.”

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