Dimapur, July 4: BJP ST Morcha led by national executive member, Thrijungliba S Sangtam and State ST Morcha president Vinizo on Wednesday met chief minister Neiphiu Rio at his residential office with a proposal to set up a separate tribal ministry department in Nagaland. In a press release, the State ST Morcha said due to not having a separate tribal ministry department, only meagre funds are availed by the State, which is also implemented by different departments and proper utilization of the available resources are not accurately accounted.
The ST Morcha highlighted that the matter has already been discussed in the central executive meeting of the BJP ST Morcha at New Delhi, and the BJP Central in principal had accepted the agenda and advised the BJP Nagaland to send the proposal through proper channel – through the State Government.
The State ST Morcha urged the chief minister to pursue the matter at the earliest so the Nagaland as one of the largest ST dominated State can avail all the benefits and entitlements reserved for STs of the country.
The chief minister also assured the team that the State Government will discuss the matter and take necessary action as it is for the general welfare of the citizens. He also advised the ST Morcha team to work tirelessly for the citizens so that Nagas can also progress at par with the rest of the STs in the country. (Page News Service)