DIMAPUR, MAY 14 (MExN): With the Assembly elections in the three North East states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram scheduled to be held next year, the Minority wing of the Congress party is planning to play an active role in ensuring victory of the Congress party in the three states.
The Minority Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed Congress ideologue from Assam, Rejaul Karim Laskar as the Observer of AICC Minority Department for Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram.
A press note from the AICC Minority Department stated that Laskar has been appointed to coordinate the activities of the Minority Departments of these three states and to “suggest all the necessary steps to ensure that the Minority Department is geared up to work effectively with sincerity and dedication in the run up to the assembly elections in these three states next year.”
Laskar is former Spokesperson of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and former Secretary of AICC Vichar Vibhag. He is also a prominent author and scholar of India’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy.
The Minority Department of All India Congress Committee deals with the Congress party’s approach towards minorities (Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist, Jains and Parsis).
The department has asked the newly appointed Observer to visit the three states regularly till the Assembly Elections and work in cooperation with minority leaders and the state leadership of the Congress party in these states. “In particular you may makes efforts to foster harmony and cooperation between the minority leaders and the state leadership of the Congress party in these states,” it added.
On April 27, Laskar had submitted a 148 page report to the AICC Minority Department suggesting steps for strengthening the Congress party in the North East region. The report, among others, recommended “greater representation of Christians from North East” in the Minority wing of the Congress Party.
Laskar, meanwhile has appealed for cooperation from all concerned in the three states in the discharge of the responsibilities entrusted to him.