Narendra Modi offers help to police personnel of northeastern states

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered help to police personnel of the northeastern states, as this would reinforce national integration.

"Keeping national integration in mind, 100-100 police personnel from our northeast states such as Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are ready to come and serve in Gujarat for two years each, so we offer them all the facilities," Modi told reporters on the sidelines of the Chief Minister's conference on internal security here.

"We have asked them to first send women police officers for two years, and we will take care of them. And then the rotation will create employment for them in their state. This will also act as step towards national integration and this is what I have offered the northeast states," he added.

Modi also spoke about the black money stashed in foreign banks, and said the Central Government should follow the agenda that they have set for states by implementing it at first.

"This is Indian government's own agenda note but when the media questions the federal government about Swiss bank, then they say that it is only a tax evasion case. The states are told that the money laundering issues should be dealt with serious actions," said Modi.

"I understand and feel that the states are asked to follow these agendas; Indian government should also follow the agenda note when it comes to the issue of Swiss bank. And the government should try to accept the responsibility of bringing back the black money," he added.

Modi further noted that India being an independent country should not have let German and Austria decide which states would be given weapons purchased from manufacturers in those countries.

"States ask for weapons, explosives and India gives these to them by buying from other countries. But unfortunately, India, which is an independent country, writes such a letter to the states that Germany and Austria are two countries that will not supply weapons to some states because the police of those states misuse those weapons. And Indian government suggests that they should buy the weapons from Turkey key," he opined.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram addressed the conference and discussed a host of issues such as Maoists, separatist movement in Kashmir and insurgency in the northeast. (ANI)

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