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Rio-led delegation calls on Central leaders

Rio-led delegation calls on Central leaders
Rio accompanied by Y. Patton, Tokheho Yepthomi and Toshi Wungtung call on Shushma Swaraj
TAKES UP BORDER, ARMY-OCCUPIED LAND ISSUE ETC DIMAPUR, JUL 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/12/2018 11:59:35 PM IST
A delegation led by Nagaland chief minister on Thursday sought the immediate intervention of the Central government to thwart possible demolition of 19 houses falling between border pillar no. 145 and 146 on the Indo-Myanmar border by the Myanmarese authorities.
In this regard, the delegation, during the meeting with Union External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj informed the latter the 19 houses-- 11 government buildings and eight private houses including one school, belonged to Nagas living on both sides of the border. 
Rio instead suggested that the infrastructure could be effectively utilized by both countries to promote international border trade and facilitate people to people contact.
Swaraj assured the delegation to take up the matter with the Myanmarese authorities to find an amicable solution.
Rio-led delegation also called on Union Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, where the issue about Army-occupied land in Dimapur Municipal area was discussed. The delegation had asked the defence minister to hand back the land to the state government. 
Nirmala Sitharaman assured the delegation that she would get the matter examined and respond to the request of the state government at the earliest.
In another meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Rio discussed issue relating to release of pending disaster fund, enhancement of remuneration for Village Guards and early settlement of Naga Political issue. Attention of the ministers were also drawn towards the release of fund under special package for the ENPO region, as assured by Prime Minister during his election campaign tour to Tuensang.
The Rio-led delegation included-- deputy CM, Y. Patton, advisor Toshi Wungtung, Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi, accompanied by Dr. DK Bhalla, CRC New Delhi and Jyoti Kalash, PRC, New Delhi.


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