Jolly meets Home Minister demands Inner Line Permit and Pradesh Council

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Port Blair, Apr 16: Mr. Vishal Jolly, State President BJP, A&N Islands, alongwith Mr. Prakash Adhikari, State General Secretary BJP and Mr. I.P. Singh, Chairman PBMC met the Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on 12.04.2018. Mr. Vishal Jolly urged the Home Minister to introduce strong “Inner Line Permit” to stop influx of population in these islands, permission for direct trade between A&N Islands and South East Asian countries namely Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia on construction materials i.e. sand and stone boulders/aggregates and other essential goods to provide cost benefits to the islanders comparing to the cost of the same material/goods from mainland due to distance factor. Mr. Vishal Jolly also requested the Minister to reconstitute the Pradesh Council with Executive Power in A&N Islands. He added that due to unavailable of State assembly in A&N Islands, the elected representatives are facing difficult to serve the islanders.

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