Gogoi slams PM for not taking northeast CMs to Bangladesh

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Expressing strong resentment over exclusion of chief ministers of northeastern states from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh entourage, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said it was contrary to the spirit of cooperative federalism.

“The action implied as if neighbouring northeast states have no role to play in improving relationship between India and Bangladesh,” Gogoi said, adding that the move was “contrary to the spirit of cooperative federalism”.

In a statement here, the chief minister said he has urged the prime minister to take up the issues of cross border infiltration and other related matters with the Bangladeshi leadership during his two-day visit.


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