IMPHAL, August 19: State Trinamool Youth Congress appeals to the United Naga Council to defer the National Highway bandh in the interest of the general public.
Addressing a press meet in the regard at New Checkon today, RS Ngachonmi Lamsang, vice president of the Youth Congress said that there is a panic situation among the north east students and workers who are presently stationed in Pune and Bangalore.
At the present scenario, north east students are arriving en masse to Assam and further to depart for their respective states of Nagaland and Manipur. “The proposed 96 hour bandh would further handicap the students in reaching their homes. I appeal to the UNC to postpone the agitation in the larger interest”, he said.
President of the body, Premananda said that State Trinamool Youth Congress has resolved to aid the students in transit by opening a help line at Guwahati. He said that Rk Ranjan, general secretary of the body is presently stationed at Guwahati to address the helpline; he can be contacted on 9436026697 and 9678840456.
Benjamin Mate, VP of Trinamool Congress said that this is the first time that such an issue affecting northeasterners have cropped up. He appealed to both state and central government to take up effective measures to avoid occurrence of unwanted incidents.