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Arunachal CM discusses state's issues with PM Narendra Modi

CM Pema Khandu informed PM Modi that his govt had inherited huge liabilities of previous years

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu (File photo)

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday called on Prime Minister in New Delhi and had a detailed discussion on the developmental and economic aspects of the state.

The Prime Minister hailed Arunachal Pradesh as "one of the most peaceful states of the country" and commended the simplicity of its people, an official release said here.

Acknowledging the potential of the state in agri-horticulture and tourism sectors, Modi assured Khandu of all support.

Khandu informed the Prime Minister that his government had inherited huge liabilities of previous years.

He said the situation had further been aggravated as several Central schemes were "delinked" and the burden of implementation of them had fallen upon his government.

"I can assure you that we are committed to providing a transparent and clean governance which would ensure that public money is judiciously spent," Khandu told Modi.

The chief minister submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention to various aspects of the state and the support required from the Centre regarding the same.

This is Khandu's first meeting with the Prime Minister after his PPA government joined the North-East Democratic Alliance.

First Published: Fri, October 07 2016. 08:42 IST