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PPA criticises BJP for excluding NE states during Chinese president’s visit

PPA criticises BJP for excluding NE states during Chinese president’s visit

The PPA, in a statement, said that the decision of the party in power had again proved its "racial attitude and segregation of the people" from the region.

Itanagar: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Sunday criticised the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for "exclusion of people from the northeastern states during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping".

The PPA, in a statement, said that the decision of the party in power had again proved its "racial attitude and segregation of the people" from the region.

"It is reported that Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju who, represents Arunachal Pradesh in Parliament, was also excluded from entire proceedings of talk and other programs," party president Nikh Kamin alleged.

"Instead of segregation, during the visit of Chinese President, the focal point of dialogue should have been on border intrusions and Look East policy, opening of Stillwell Roads and Rijiju should have been allowed to play active role in entire discussion," he said.

The PPA while condemning the attitude of the Centre towards the people of the region, besides recent racial attack on a nurse from the state, demanded apology from the party in power, the statement said.

first published:September 21, 2014, 16:27 IST