Congress MPs from the Northeast on Thursday met party chief Sonia Gandhi and apprised her of the situation arising out of the reports of exodus of people of the region from Bangalore and some other cities.
The Parliamentarians, including Union Minister of State for Development of Northeast Paban Singh Ghatowar, conveyed to the UPA chairperson that panic griped Northeast origin people living in some cities following rumours about possible attacks on them and urged her to ensure safety and security of the people from the region.
"She told us that peace must be restored and we Indians must live together," Ghatowar said.
Ghatowar said he himself has spoken to Maharahstra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and director general of Karnataka Police Lalrokhuma Pachau and they assured him that there was no cause for panic and everyone from the Northeast was safe in their states.
"The states are also launching special vigil in areas where many Northeast origin people live," he said.