Nagaland Congress leaders attend AICC national meet
DIMAPUR — The All India Congress Committee (AICC) Minority Department held its first National Executive Committee meeting on January 6 at Maharashtra Sadan, KG Marg, New Delhi, chaired by its chairman and MP Rajya Sabha Imran Pratapgarhi.
Senior Congress leader and national coordinator (SC, ST, OBC, and Minority departments) K Raju attended the event as the special guest, according to an update from Rajesh Kumar Sethi, national coordinator of AICC Minority Department and former chairman of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee Minority Department.
T Thomas Konyak, AICC national joint coordinator, Javed Sarwar, chairman of NPCC Minority Department; and Runith D’Mellow, AICC Minority Department incharge for Nagaland, attended the meeting with Sethi.
Speaking on the occasion, Sethi raised issues concerning the Jain community, including the alleged attack or capture of Jain tirths such as Girnar, Palitana, Sammed Sikhar, and others, as well as threats to Jain saints.
He urged Raju, who is also a member of the Congress Working Committee and the Congress Manifesto Committee, to include in the Congress manifesto for the upcoming parliamentary election the protection of Jain tirths and the rights of the Jain community. He also requested that all national office-bearers and chairmen of various states join and participate in the upcoming Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, which will pass through Nagaland.
He also thanked Raju and Pratapgarhi for making room in AICC for national coordinator and joint coordinator positions from Nagaland after nearly 30 years.
The update noted that important issues affecting minorities across the country were discussed, with the main focus on two major issues: the upcoming 2024 parliamentary election and the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi.