Saturday, April 17, 2010

CM apprises President about insurgency

Guwahati, Apr 17 (PTI) Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said underdevelopment coupled with growing unemployment was the main reason that led to the rise of insurgency in the North Eastern region.

"President, Pratibha Patil, wanted to know from me during a dinner last night about the cause of insurgency in the N E region to which I replied that it was underdevelopment", Gogoi said in his address at 'Access to Justice and Socio-Economic development of the North Eastern states' here today.

"The Naxalite movement has been a wake-up call for us. We should realise that development is the core issue", he said, adding, "Insurgency first started in Nagaland and gradually spread to other states with youth taking up arms.

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