Imphal, March 25 (IANS) Nagaland and Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Friday called for restoration of peace in the north-eastern states for balanced development.
Speaking during Holi festival celebrations at a temple in Bishnupur district of Manipur, Acharya said: “Since there is no peace in the north-eastern states, there cannot be balanced and speedy development. This region lags behind other states in the country in matters of development. There can be development in this region only when there is durable peace.”
The governor also sought the cooperation of all sections of society in restoring and maintaining communal harmony in Manipur.
A large number of BJP leaders and workers were present at the special Holi programme organised in honour of the visiting governor.