‘It`s everyone`s interest to have stable Nagaland’
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 17:37
Dimapur: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it was in everybody's interest to have a stable and peaceful Nagaland.

It was very unfortunate to learn that Nagaland was moving backward when the country was marching ahead even though a great deal of funds were pouring into the state from the UPA government under various flagship programmes, the Congress leader said at a public meeting.

Altogether 93 per cent of the Nagaland's budget was provided by the Center but it was not reaching people due to inefficiency and corruption. "It is your money, it is for your development," he said at the Dimapur stadium during his maiden visit to the state.

Appealing to young people to join the Youth Congress and NSUI, he said, "The young people are reluctant to join politics because of the way today politics is done in this country, but we have to change this system.

"And, for that to happen that the youth must join politics to bring inclusive development in this country," Gandhi said, adding, they should be vigilant on how money was spent by the state government.

Referring to poor condition of roads in the state, Gandhi said physical and social infrastructure had to be built.

Earlier, Gandhi held a student interaction session at the Nagaland University at Lumami in Zhunheboto district. He also addressed leaders and members of Youth Congress and NSUI at Town Hall here.

Congress secretary, in-charge of Nagaland, Luzino Falerio said Naga youth were inspired by the young leader's presence.


First Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 17:37

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