4-lane taxation: Acharya briefs Rajnath
Dimapur, June 19 (EMN): Governor PB Acharya on Monday discussed the alleged “extortion demands by insurgent groups including the one which compelled the contractors to stop the 4-lane road works between Dimapur and Kohima”, during a meeting with the union home minister, Rajnath Singh at New Delhi.
This was informed through a press release from the Raj Bhavan.” He (governor) stated that if the construction works was not resumed immediately, the project would be severely affected.
“With the monsoon already set in, it will not only be great embarrassment but will affect the supply of essential commodities also”, the governor was quoted as saying. “The matter was viewed seriously and the home minister also expressed his concern”, the Raj Bhavan statement informed. The Raj Bhavan statement also informed that the governor had met the home minister in the presence of the government of India’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, RN Ravi. “It was highlighted at the meeting that it was high time all stakeholders came together for an amicable settlement of the long pending Naga issues”.
Previously, the governor had a separate meeting with Ravi on June 18 last at Nagaland House, New Delhi, it was informed. This meeting, according to the Raj Bhavan statement, was a result of the “recent Naga political developments”.