Sonia says violence will not solve problem

With militancy in Manipur showing no signs of abatement, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said any problem could be solved only through dialogue and not by violence.

Updated: Nov 12, 2010, 18:29 PM IST

Imphal: With militancy in Manipur showing no
signs of abatement, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said
any problem could be solved only through dialogue and not by violence.

Addressing a public meeting at the historic Kangla fort
here, Gandhi said she knew the problems being faced by the
people in the state and was concerned about them.

She said it was now time to work together for peace and
development and every section of society must get the benefits
of various developmental programmes being implemented with the
help of the Centre.

Gandhi said education should reach all sections of people,
particularly youth and with an intention of improving
education, the Centre had converted the former J N Hospital
into Jawahal Lal National Institute of Medical Sciences here
and asked the youths to utilise these facilities to become
best doctors.

The UPA chairperson earlier inaugurated Khuga dam, built
at a cost of Rs 81 crore, in Churachandpur district and three
newly-constructed market complexes in Imphal. She laid the
foundation of Indira Gandhi Tribal National University at
Makhan in Senapati district.

She also congratulated five-time women`s world boxing
champion Mary Com, who hails from the state.

PTI