May 6, 2015
Land Boundary Agreement will solve a long-standing dispute: SS Ray
Trinamool today supported the Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013 in the Rajya Sabha which will pave the way for exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh.
Speaking on behalf of the party, the Chief Whip Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said Trinamool opposed the Bill earlier because State government was not appropriately consulted with by the then central government.
“WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee has asked Central Govt to help the State in intervention to extend help & comprehensive rehabilitation. Bengal government has accepted the Bill in totality after the Central Government has agreed to sanction Rs 3900 crore for the rehabilitation,” he said.
We all are concerned about the separatist agitation that is going on within the district of Coochbehar, added SS Ray.
Maintaining that the agreement will solve the long standing problem between the two countries, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray also added that implementation of the Bill will decide the fate of 51,000 people.
He concluded saying that West Bengal government will work towards better relations between India and Bangladesh.