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Northeast MPs meet Bezbaruah panel

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Members of the Northeast MPs Forum Friday met the Bezbaruah Committee, set up by the union home ministry to look into the issues pertaining to people of India's northeastern states living in different parts of the country, especially metropolitan areas.

The panel was constituted on Feb 5 and is scheduled to present its report in three months.

The meeting was hosted by forum chairman Mukut Mithi, a member of the Rajya Sabha, said a press statement.

Others who attended the meeting were Minister fo State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Lok Sabha MPs Sanjoy Takam, P.D. Rai, Thangso Baite, and Thokchum Meiyna and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary.

The forum and the committee exchanged views on a variety of issues that plague the people of the northeast living in other parts of India. The statement also said that the forum would provide more data and reports and other petitions it has given to the prime minister and other leaders.

The committee found the meeting useful in framing their report and sought further information from other sources, the statement said.

Mithi expressed his satisfaction at the outcome and said that if need be more talks can be held. M.P. Bezbaruah, who is heading the committee, said that he found the forum to be useful in strengthening the implementation of the report's recommendations.

All the members of the committee were present.

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