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NE regional parties to meet President, PM

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IMPHAL, Jan 20 � A delegation of North East Regional Political Parties Front (NERPF) will be heading to New Delhi tomorrow and apprise the grievances of the indigenous people of the North East to the Central leaders including President and Prime Minister.

The delegation will be headed by the former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of Naga People�s Front (NPF) and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy of United Democratic Party (UDP).

President of Manipur People�s Party (MPP) N Sovakiran, leaders of Mizo National Front (MNF) and People�s Party of Arunachal (PPA) will also be part of the delegation.

Spokesperson of MPP Heigrujam Nabashyam who is also Coordinator of the newly-formed NERPF informed this to media persons here on Monday.

�The delegation will be meeting the President of India Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to apprise the common interests of the indigenous peoples living in the Northeastern States�, said Nabashyam.

�They will also be urged to protect the common interest of the NE people by providing 80 per cent job reservation in the recruitment of Central Government/private undertakings.�

The delegation will also be meeting Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and submit a memorandum to him.

The demands of the Front include conversion of the 222 km Imphal-Jiribam national highway into a four-lane highway, repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act besides resolving the controversial Indo-Myanmar border issue arising out of the Ministry of Home Affairs sponsored 10km border fencing works at Moreh and foreigners (or Inner Line Permit) issues in the region, he added.

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NE regional parties to meet President, PM

IMPHAL, Jan 20 � A delegation of North East Regional Political Parties Front (NERPF) will be heading to New Delhi tomorrow and apprise the grievances of the indigenous people of the North East to the Central leaders including President and Prime Minister.

The delegation will be headed by the former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of Naga People�s Front (NPF) and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy of United Democratic Party (UDP).

President of Manipur People�s Party (MPP) N Sovakiran, leaders of Mizo National Front (MNF) and People�s Party of Arunachal (PPA) will also be part of the delegation.

Spokesperson of MPP Heigrujam Nabashyam who is also Coordinator of the newly-formed NERPF informed this to media persons here on Monday.

�The delegation will be meeting the President of India Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to apprise the common interests of the indigenous peoples living in the Northeastern States�, said Nabashyam.

�They will also be urged to protect the common interest of the NE people by providing 80 per cent job reservation in the recruitment of Central Government/private undertakings.�

The delegation will also be meeting Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and submit a memorandum to him.

The demands of the Front include conversion of the 222 km Imphal-Jiribam national highway into a four-lane highway, repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act besides resolving the controversial Indo-Myanmar border issue arising out of the Ministry of Home Affairs sponsored 10km border fencing works at Moreh and foreigners (or Inner Line Permit) issues in the region, he added.

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