Congress, CPIM welcome Bru settlement

AGARTALA:

The decision taken on the permanent settlement of Bru-refugees in Tripura had been welcomed by both the opposition parties of the state—Congress and CPIM.

Speaking on the issue, Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president Pijush Biswas said, the Congress party welcomes the move taken by the respective state governments and the centre.

“The government made a promise to the Bru-refugees to settle them here in the state. From the part of the state unit of the Congress, we welcome the move at the same I would also like to remind the government that should keep their promise as per the agreement signed today. Unlike the pre-poll promises, they should keep their words to resolve the problem of Brus” Said Biswas.

On the other hand, CPIM leader Jitendra Chowdhury also echoed the same and asked the government to ensure full-fledged implementation of the promises made to the refugees.

“Since two decades, there have been a number of attempts taken to repatriate the refugees but due to some reason or the other, the initiatives went in vain. The attempt of the government is welcomed but they should abide by their words” Chowdhury, who is in Trivandrum said over the phone.

He also reiterated the visible confrontations between the locals and the Brus. “There have been cases of dispute between the locals and the Brus. Proper arrangements should be made so that no untoward situation prevails in the area. Rather than that, all the promises made such as land, proper livelihood, and financial packages should be given accordingly” Chowdhury added.