DIMAPUR, April 1 - AICC general secretary in charge of North East Luizinho Faleiro on Monday assured that the Congress would bring back the special category status and other special provisions granted to the Northeastern States, if it comes to power at the Centre.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday evening, Faleiro cautioned the people of North East that the BJP and its �masters� are all out to annihilate the identity, tradition, customs and tribes of the region.
He said the Northeastern region is passing through difficult times with hatred unleased on the people by the BJP. He added, �I feel the North East is burning.�
He named a few of the instances of special provisions which the BJP-led Government at the Centre stopped for the region. He pointed out that special category status, special plan assistance, industrial policy and additional funds to the region, etc., for the region were stopped by the BJP Government. He promised to bring back all these special provisions to the region if the Congress comes back to power.
He expressed happiness that the people of North East have of late come to understand the game plan of BJP, which is to destroy to very essence of the North East people.
Faleiro expressed gratitude to NPF and its leaders for extending support to the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections in the State.
The senior Congress leader also assured that the Congress would support the NPF if it wins the bypoll in the State. The NPF has 26 members in the 60-member Nagaland House.
Faleiro also assured the people of Nagaland to push for early solution of the Naga political problem, not to allow the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament and bring the State back to the path of development.
He accused the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in the State of not doing anything to defeat the CAB in Parliament. He said the NDPP is a member of North East Democratic Alliance of which BJP president Amit Shah is the chairman.
On the national front, Faleiro said the country is going through economic meltdown with GDP and industrial growth showing a downward trend and unemployment growing.
In reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s repeated allegations that the Congress has not done anything for the country in the last 50 years, the former Goa Chief Minister said Modi has pushed India 50 years back on employment front.