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Nagaland Deputy CM Y Patton calls on Mizoram CM Lalduhoma

First Published: 8th January, 2024 19:14 IST

Both the leaders spoke at length on several key issues including border fencing with Myanmar as well as the development agenda

Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton today called on Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma at the latter’s residence in Aizawl and discussed a host of key issues.

Accompanied by his wife, the Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister presented the Mizoram Chief Minister traditional items including headgear as well as shawl representing the rich Naga culture and heritage.

Taking to X, the Mizoram Chief Minister posted, “Today, the Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Pu Y. Patton, visited my residence to convey congratulations. We discussed crucial initiatives for the development of NE India and explored potential collaboration based on regional needs. I greatly appreciate the visit and the gifts.”

During the meeting, Y. Patton congratulated Lalduhoma for forming a strong reliable government, stating that the people’s support for his government is evident from the time he landed at Lengpui airport till reaching Aizawl.

He stated that Nagaland also regards Lalduhoma as their Chief Minister as Nagas and Mizos share a common ancestry.

The two discussed on working towards the development of the Northeast States.

Y. Patton stated that he shares Lalduhoma’s decision against fencing of the Indo-Myanmar border, saying that many Naga tribes are residing within Myanmar territory.

It may be mentioned that Lalduhoma during his meeting with central leaders in New Delhi including Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, had termed the move to fence the 510-km-long porous border it has with the neighbouring country is unacceptable.

Lalduhoma met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi and told him that people of his state consider the border it has with Myanmar was imposed on them by the British.

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