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Sonia promises all help to Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, March 6 � Extending her support to the establishment of medical and engineering colleges in Mizoram, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today promised all help for the development of the State.

�Let there be no doubt that we will fulfil our promises to undertake different developmental programmes so that the State would become more productive in all spheres,� Gandhi told a huge gathering after laying the foundation of the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium.

The Congress president said Mizoram was one of the most peaceful States in the country due to the dedication of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during whose tenure the historic Mizo Peace Accord was signed in 1986 and the sacrifices made by Lal Thanhawla.

�The signing of the Mizo Accord shows that given the will, all problems can be resolved,� she said, adding the power of the people in maintaining peace was most laudable.

She said peaceful condition prevailing in the State was ideal for taking up development work.

The New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the flagship programme of the State Government, she said, would ensure food security and sustainable livelihood for the people of Mizoram.

Recalling her earlier visits to Mizoram along with her husband, Gandhi said Mizoram had a very special meaning for her for not only bringing back memories of her happy days, but also the admiration and affection of the Mizo people.

Gandhi said that she fully supported the Congress Government in the State led by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in its endeavour to develop the State in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, education, health and others. � PTI

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