Imphal/Kohima/Agartala May 26 (ANI): The recently concluded Parliament elections, which elicited the participation of over 65 percent voters, have raised the hopes of the people that the region will be given special attention by the centre.
People expect the new Members of Parliament to take up their needs in the Central Parliament. The response of the people towards elections also displayed their faith in democracy and rejection of militancy.
The swearing-in of B.K. Handique, who was elected from Jorhat, as a Cabinet Minister, has strengthened their belief that the Central leadership is keen to ensure peace in the region.
All the Members of Parliament, elected from seven states in the region, wish to work for the development of the region, which is rich in natural resources. They hope efforts will be made to exploit the natural resources and the tourism and trade potential.
" I will continue to work for the welfare of my people," said B.K. Handique.
People in the northeast have high expectation from their political representatives and hope that they will effectively neutralise the insurgent groups who have not allowed peace to prevail.
In Manipur, the Indian National Congress made a sweep in elections on both the Inner and Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency seats.
"As usual we have the manifesto of our party. This is an all- India manifesto. We also have a state manifesto. We will try to implement whatever we have proposed in the manifesto of our party under the guidance of the party president and chief minister," said Dr. Th Meina Singh, Member of Parliament from Inner Manipur.
In Nagaland, the Nagaland People's Front won the lone Lok Sabha seat of the state.
People expect that factional clashes will end in the State.
In Tripura, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidates won in both parliamentary constituencies.
"We shall continue our fight inside as well as outside the parliament for the development and betterment of the lot of the people in the state," said Khagen Das, MP from West Tripura.
In Assam, the Congress party won seven of the 14 Lok Sabha seats.
Bharatiya Janata Party registered win in four seats while its alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) secured one seat. The Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) secured one seat each.
In Meghalaya, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party won one seat each.
The Indian National Congress won two seats in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Mizoram. In Sikkim, the Sikkim Democratic Front won the lone parliamentary constituency.
People in the north-east are happy that Dr. Manmohan Singh, who has a house in Assam, will give special attention to the north-east. (ANI)