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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, under whose ministership some major initiatives were made to address long-standing difficulties in Northeastern states, said on Sunday that the region will soon be problem-free and that all concerns in the states will be resolved by 2024.

The Home Minister stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has established a “permanent address” in Northeast India.

Home Minister Shah made the remarks in Hyderabad, Telangana, where he was attending the party’s National Executive Meeting with other prominent BJP leaders.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma responded to Shah’s remarks, saying, “Amit Shah spoke about how the BJP has permanently come to stay in the northeast and how the development in the area has been post-arrival of the Modi government in 2014…We also discussed how the AFSPA has been removed from the northeast region in about 60% of the areas… He also said that by 2024, there will be no more fault lines in the Northeast and all the issues will be solved.”

“It has been a journey for us in the Northeast and the Home Minister told us that he was delighted that we now have a permanent address in the Northeast and that we (BJP) are going nowhere,” the chief minister added.

The Center Government took a key move in March by repealing the “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act” (AFSPA) from 15 police station areas in seven districts of Nagaland, 15 police station areas in six districts of Manipur, and 23 districts altogether and one district partially in Assam.

In March of this year, the governments of Assam and Meghalaya reached a historic accord in the nation’s capital to end their 50-year-old unsolved border conflict. Assam and Meghalaya inked the accord two months after the chief ministers of the two states delivered a draught resolution to Amit Shah on January 31 for assessment and approval by the MHA.

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