Congress MPs from North-East meet Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress MPs from the North-East today met party chief Sonia Gandhi and apprised her of the situation arising out of the reports of exodus of people of the region from Bangalore and some other cities.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Image courtesy PIB

The parliamentarians, including Union Minister of State for Development of North-East Paban Singh Ghatowar, conveyed to the UPA chairperson that panic griped North-East origin people living in some cities following rumours about possible attacks on them and urged her to ensure safety and security of the people from the region.

"She told us that peace must be restored and we Indians must live together," said Ghatowar.

Ghatowar said he himself has spoken to Maharahstra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Director General of Karnataka Police Lalrokhuma Pachau and they assured him that there was no cause for panic and everyone from the North-East was safe in their states.

"The states are also launching special vigil in areas where many Northeast origin people live," he said.


Updated Date: Aug 16, 2012 15:13 PM

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