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No insurgent allowed in Mizoram: Lakhera

india Updated: Jan 26, 2009 15:47 IST

Mizoram Governor Lt General (Retd) M M Lakhera on Monday said the state would not be allowed to be used by insurgents as a safe haven or to set up temporary shelters.

In his Republic Day speech after unfurling the tricolour at Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl, Lakhera said, "There would be no leniency against anti-social elements, such as armed militants, un-licensed arms holders and gun-runners who pose threat to the people."

He said corruption at any level of governance would not be tolerated and steps would be taken to establish Vigilance Commission to usher in clean, efficient, purposive and transparent administration.

To uplift the poor, improved and enlarged New Land Used Policy (NLUP) would soon be launched with its package of ensuring more rural harvests and varied self-employment, marketing of products and rural and urban housing for the poor, he said.

He mentioned the proposed establishment of Farmers' Commission, Education Reforms Commission, a separate Consumer Affairs Department and also strengthening of the state Youth Commission.

"I believe that the people of Mizoram deserve change for development," the Governor said.

"While keeping Mizoram's identity intact and safeguarding our economic, social and cultural interests, we must look forward to integrating ourselves with the mainstream of national life," he added.