Purvottar Lok: Army Chief reviewed the situation in Arunachal Pradesh, election atmosphere heated up in 3 states, many decisions of Assam were also discussed


Apart from eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army is also focusing on enhancing infrastructure along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Following the standoff in eastern Ladakh, the Army has significantly ramped up its operational capabilities along the LAC as well as in the eastern sector.

Hello everyone, welcome to Prabhasakshi News Network’s special weekly program Poorvottar Lok. This week in Arunachal Pradesh where the Chief of Army Staff visited the border areas and reviewed the situation, the election fever has also increased in three states. Apart from this, some important decisions of the Assam government also remained the subject of discussion this week. Let’s take a look at the big news from the Northeast this week.

Arunachal Pradesh

First of all let’s talk about Arunachal Pradesh. In his first visit to Arunachal Pradesh after last month’s skirmish between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Tawang sector, Army Chief General Manoj Pandey comprehensively reviewed India’s military preparedness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Gen Pandey during his visit visited some other strategically important posts along the de facto border with China in the rest of Arunachal Pradesh. He said the senior commanders in Arunachal Pradesh briefed the army chief about the overall security scenario in the border areas. Let us tell you that General Pandey had said on January 12 that the situation along the border with China was “stable” but “unpredictable” and Indian troops were adequately deployed to deal with any contingency. Is. Apart from eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army is also focusing on enhancing infrastructure along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Following the standoff in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army has significantly ramped up its operational capabilities along the LAC as well as in the eastern sector.

In addition, the CBI carried out search operations at nine places in Arunachal Pradesh in connection with the investigation into alleged irregularities in the examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commission. During the raids, the probe agency “seized several incriminating documents and papers related to the case”, a statement said. The statement said the probe team also seized handwritten question papers of the Arunachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2016. Let us tell you that the central agency had registered a case on January 6 in connection with the alleged irregularities in the examinations conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission since 2014.


Talking about the news coming from Assam, the Assam government employees, who are pressing for the revival of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS), said that they will intensify the agitation if the government does not fulfill their demands. President of All Assam Government NPS Employees Association Achyutanand Hazarika said in a press conference, “We are protesting to replace the old pension scheme with the new pension scheme. The government is not paying attention to our demands even after repeated assurances. “He said,” As part of our agitation, we will observe February 1 as ‘Black Day’ and observe a one-day strike on February 10. ”

On the other hand, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma has said that the BJP will improve its performance in the state in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. However, he refused to give an estimate of how many seats the BJP could win. Let us tell you that the BJP won nine out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which is its best ever performance in the northeastern state.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always given priority to the energy sector in the Northeast. Participating in a program organized ahead of the ‘India Energy Week’ in Guwahati, Puri said that the Prime Minister’s priority is to take Northeast India on the path of high development and he is giving a lot of emphasis on the energy sector there. Let us tell you that ‘India Energy Week’ will be organized in Bengaluru from February 6 to 8.

In addition, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma, on the criticism of the “Shah Rukh Khan ne me phone kiya” statement from “Who is Shah Rukh Khan”, clarified that he still does not know much about the actor and has hardly watch movies. The Chief Minister also said that he has very little knowledge about the Hindi film industry. He said in a press conference, “I have seen films of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Jitendra. I still don’t know much about Shah Rukh Khan. Since 2001, I have seen six to seven films.”

Also, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma has said that the cabinet has decided to book cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act against men who marry girls below the age of 14 in the state . It is noteworthy that Assam has a high rate of maternal and infant mortality and the primary reason is child marriage. Himanta Vishwa Sharma told a press conference after the cabinet meeting that on an average 31 per cent marriages in the state take place in the “prohibited age”. “Men who marry girls in the age group of 14-18 years will be prosecuted under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 and necessary steps will be taken against them under this law,” the chief minister said.

In addition, four months after signing a peace deal with the government, more than 46 leaders and activists of the All Tribal National Liberation Army surrendered in Assam’s Sonitpur district and laid down their arms. The former militants handed over weapons to top officials of the district police at a ceremony held at Dhekiajuli. Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Border) were also present on the occasion.

In addition, India will send the name of the Ahom era ‘moidam’ or maidam (cemetery of the royal family) located in Charaideo district of Assam for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is the only one from the country. Enrollment will take place. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma gave this information.


On the other hand, talking about the news from Tripura, during the drive to remove hoardings and banners from public places in the state, an election officer of Sabroom assembly constituency was suspended for “defacing” a post of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Is. An officer gave this information.

Furthermore, senior Trinamool Congress leader Rajiv Banerjee said that the party does not support Tipra Motha’s demand for ‘Greater Tipraland’ or the bifurcation of Tripura. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Marxist Communist Party and the Congress have already rejected Tipra Motha supremo Pradyot Kishor Manikya Debbarma’s demand for a ‘Greater Tipraland’ or a separate state for the ethnic people. Trinamool Congress’s Tripura in-charge Rajeev Banerjee said at a press conference, “Trinamool Congress is against the demand for Greater Tipperaland or bifurcation of smaller state, but special status to ethnic people can be negotiated.”

Also, claiming defeat of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Tripura, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Manik Sarkar on Tuesday appealed to the voters to exercise their democratic rights with caution to ensure BJP’s defeat. Let us tell you that the voting for the 60-member assembly in Tripura will be held on February 16.

Also, the Trinamool Congress will not join the alliance of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Congress in the upcoming Tripura assembly elections. A senior party leader gave this information. Trinamool Congress’ Tripura unit president Piyush Kanti Biswas said Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would reach Tripura on February 6 to campaign for party candidates. Biswas said, “Party chief Mamata Banerjee will come to the state on February 6 for campaigning and will participate in the road show to be organized the next day.”


Coming to reports from Meghalaya, the opposition Trinamool Congress in the state has said that if it comes to power in the state, it will ‘cancel’ the border agreement with Assam. TMC said this in its election manifesto. The TMC said fresh consultations and consultations would be initiated for a “permanent” solution to the border dispute between the two states. Let us tell you that the assembly elections in Meghalaya are to be held on February 27 and the counting of votes will take place on March 2. Assam and Meghalaya had decided to end their five-decade-old border crisis in March 2022 in six of the 12 disputed places.

In addition, Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Konrad K. Describing the promises made by parties before elections as “debt traps”, Sangma cautioned people against “such gimmicks”. Hitting out at the opposition Trinamool Congress, Sangma said the debt of West Bengal has increased over the years due to TMC’s cash transfer schemes.


Coming to the news from Mizoram, in view of the ongoing border dispute with Assam, the Mizoram government constituted a study group under the chairmanship of an expert from Mizoram University to study and compile relevant information about the claimed border areas. Is. Let us tell you that this study group has been formed as a result of the decision taken in the talks between the Government of Mizoram and Assam in Guwahati in November last year.


Coming to the news from Manipur, a BJP leader was shot dead in Thoubal district of the state after which the main accused surrendered before the police, while another person was arrested. Thoubal Superintendent of Police (SP) Haobijam Jogeshchandra said Laishram Rameshwar Singh, convenor of the ex-servicemen cell of the BJP’s state unit, was killed near the gate of his residence in Kshetri area in the morning.


Talking about the news coming from Nagaland, due to the differences between the two largest political parties National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the state assembly elections, their election campaign could not start. Used to be. The NDPP and the BJP fought the 2018 assembly elections with a seat-sharing formula in the ratio of 40:20.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) has announced not to participate in the upcoming state assembly elections, but 20 sitting MLAs from the region have decided to contest. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting of the Eastern Nagaland Legislature Union.

– Neeraj Kumar Dubey