Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rahul meets Shinde, discusses issues of Northeastern people

New Delhi, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held consultations with home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and MPs from North East to discuss steps to end harassment of people from the region even as the government set up a committee to suggest remedial measures to address their concerns.

AICC general secretary in-charge for North Eastern states Luizinho Faleiro, who led the delegation to Gandhi, said the Congress vice president wanted not only to ensure justice in the case of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam but also address the issue of discrimination of people from the Northeast.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of outrage over the death of 19-year-old Taniam after being allegedly beaten by some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar.

Faleiro said the ministry of home affairs has set up of a six-

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