Tuki was addressing a huge gathering of people of Lakhimpur district of Assam at Boginadi while attending a blood donation camp organized by NGOs North East Socio-Cultural Organization (NESCO) and Jankalyan to commemorate the 29th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, official sources informed.
Both the organizations were founded by Ranee Narah, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, who hails from the area.
Tuki cited Arunachal Pradesh and Assam as siblings and called for coordination as seen in a family for all developmental projects.
"We are family and therefore our needs and aspirations are interlinked. We have to work and live together as siblings for achieving our common goals, which are peace and progress," he said.
Tuki pointed that the region has all the potentials to become a major hub of activities including tourism, he however regretted mushrooming of unions and organizations, which trigger frequent bandh calls, agitations and strikes and ultimately hamper the developmental process.
Without naming any organization, the chief minister observed that it is the duty of elders and peers to understand and resolve genuine concerns and demands of agitators.
He appealed organizations to discard the practice of agitations and strikes but resolve all issues through dialogues and better communication.
"We all have issues. We should help each other to resolve these," he said.
Taking advantage of the presence of union minister Ranee Narah – playing the perfect hostess – Tuki thanked the people for electing her to the Parliament that has bore fruits after her coronation as the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs.
"With you in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, our aspirations – as tribals – have grown more. We hope that you will justify the opportunity offered by bringing in developmental projects and schemes for the progress and welfare of the tribal people of the region," he said.


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