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Arunachal opposes Naga party in state

india Updated: Aug 06, 2011 13:55 IST
Naga political party

The Arunachal Pradesh government for the first time has expressed objection to the reported formation of a Naga political party in the state.

Home minister Takar Marde, during his whirlwind tour of the trouble-torn districts of Tirap and Changlang recently, reportedly denied existence of a regional party by the name of Naga People’s Party of Arunachal and opposed formation of any, official sources said here today.

Addressing a series of public meetings in interior administrative circles of the twin districts, Marde clarified that the people of Arunachal respect and regard their brothers and sisters in Nagaland but will not accept any attempt to create a regional political party based on cultural affinity between the two states.

He appealed to those divisive forces to refrain from such activities, the sources said.

In one of the meetings, Marde assured that the central and state governments are closely monitoring the prevailing law and order situation in both the districts.