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SHILLONG: The UPA Government at the Centre should have launched a Job Security Bill instead of passing the much publicized Food Security Bill, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said in Shillong on Saturday, while asserting that the days of the Congress Government at the Centre were numbered and a new Government would soon take over.
Addressing a general council meeting of the UDP, Rio said the Food Security Bill would spoil the country.
Lambasting the Union Government for its failure to implement various schemes and legislations, he said that the Congress-led Government in Delhi was too late to recognize the Right to Education, 50 years after Independence.
Stating that many youths from the North East visit mainland India for jobs and studies, the Nagaland Chief Minister said that it was a one-way traffic since people from mainland India did not prefer to visit the North East due to lack of job opportunities and other issues here. According to Rio, there were hundreds of legislations that has been passed by the Government but such legislations were implemented only on paper, and not on the ground.
He stressed that the North East region should be united and fight together against the common problems ailing the region even as he expressed concern over the ongoing instances of racial profiling of the North Eastern people in mainland India.
The meeting of the UDP was attended by senior party leaders including Paul Lyngdoh, the party candidate for the Lok Sabha polls from the Shillong seat.