ITANAGAR, Aug 19 - President Ram Nath Kovind has asked the leaders of the North-east to work unitedly in promoting the region under the Prime Minister�s �Act East� Policy.
Kovind made this advice when Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, along with a group of leaders from the frontier State called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi�today. Khandu, who was accompanied by State BJP president Tapir Gao and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, congratulated Kovind on being elected as the President of India.
The President during his interaction with the delegation said that he would rise above party politics and that his effort will be to take every State in the country towards prosperity.
�A President never belongs to any party. All States, all the people irrespective of caste, creed, religion, region and geographical locations are equal for us, and, therefore, the post of Governor and President should be above politics,� he had said at Itanagar during his poll campaign on�July 6�last.
Kovind also assured to visit Arunachal Pradesh within this year on a suitable event as promised earlier in his last visit to the State. The President, meanwhile, expressed concern about the flood situation in the North-east, including Arunachal and expressed his condolences and prayers for the lives lost in landslide in Laptap village last month.