"Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are misinterpreting the issue through chief ministers of three Congress-ruled states Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh," Rijiju told reporters here. "They are doing this to convert the noble issue into a negative note, thereby provoking another unwanted situation," he added.

The peace agreement with the NSCN(IM) by the Centre is a positive step towards turning the unstable North East region into a peaceful place, he said in response to reporters queries on the sidelines of a function here for railway service in Arunachal Pradesh.

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