Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) north eastern states organized a tribal convention on September 19 at Guwahati, which was attended by prominent party leaders of the region including ST morcha national president Faggan Singh Kulaste.
A team of BJP Nagaland unit led by its vice president K. Medom Angami also participated in the convention.
Various topics were discussed at the programme including the 5th, 6th and 7th schedule of the Indian Constitution, women empowerment, customary laws and forest and land resources in the region.
A press release issued by state BJP general secretary Yambos Murry said the state BJP team apprised central members on forest resources like timber, medicinal plants and agricultural products in Nagaland.
The team also made an appeal to the central leaders of the party to review the Supreme Court’s bandh imposed on timber stating that the people of Nagaland could not improve their economy unless the government allowed free access in forest product business. Murry also stated that the team raised discussion that as farmers could not afford allotment of rail wagons to sell forest products to other states, they should be allowed to transport their goods by road in order to improve the state’s economic conditions.
State BJP team also appealed to enforce one permit to allow truck-travels across the country, the release stated, and added that the new composite fee regime for national permit could allow easy access to all states on payment of `15,000 by local entrepreneurs.