Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Departments of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has downplayed the apprehensions that the decision of repealing Article 370 will have adverse affect on the North Eastern states which enjoys special privileges and status.

Talking to media person on Thursday, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Home Minister, Amit Shah has categorically said on the floor of the House that the abrogation of Article 370 has nothing to do with Article 371. He said that the two are different articles and connotation and implication of Article 371 is different.

Meanwhile, the DoNER minister attended the 22nd National Conference on E-Governance held in Shillong. Also present on the occasion was Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma and other delegates from across the country.