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Kiren Rijiju : Chakma and Hajong communities cannot be granted ST status in Aunachal Pradesh

The Issue Of Chakma And Hajong Is Very Sensitive And We Cannot Grant Them Schedule Tribe Status In Arunachal Pradesh.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Apr 2017, 12:44:38 PM
 Kiren Rijiju : Chakma and Hajong communities cannot be granted ST status in Aunachal Pradesh

Kiren Rijiju : Chakma and Hajong communities cannot be granted ST status in Aunachal Pradesh

Itanagar:

Union minister Kiren Rijiju has said Chakma and Hajong communities cannot be granted Schuduled Tribe status in Aunachal Pradesh.

"The issue of Chakma and Hajong is very sensitive and we cannot grant them Schedule Tribe status in Arunachal Pradesh. I have also filed an affidavit in Supreme Court on the matter "the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said.

On the issue he would do his best in his capacity at the central level, Rijiju said at the two-day state executive meeting of the BJP on Thursday.

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On the Assam-Arunachal boundary issues, Rijiju said that he had already written to the ministry concerned and chief ministers of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh should come forward with an amicable solution.

He also said that the construction of a four-lane NH-415would soon be a reality and for that the central governmenthad already assured to provide an extra package, a partyrelease said on Friday.

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First Published : 28 Apr 2017, 12:33:00 PM