The governor, however, told the delegation that it will not be possible to convene a special session immediately as the house was prorogued just two days back. It would take 15 days to convene another session.
Najma Heptulla told newsmen at Raj Bhavan in Imphal that in this country, individuals irrespective of religion, caste and creed, are punished on the basis of the crimes committed by them and there is no segregation based on "minority" or "majority" as claimed by the Pakistan minister.
The 2,150-km long expedition named Sardar Vallabhai Patel Unity and Heritage Motorcycle Expedition will cover Bangladesh and Myanmar besides India’s six northeastern states — Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.
“The scheme is one of its kind and will be very useful for other hill areas in the NE region as the neighbouring states in the area share similar topographical features,” the governor said adding she had requested the prime minister to inaugurate it.
Belonging to a Congress family and a long-time Congress leader herself, Heptulla crossed over to the BJP in 2004 and was the party’s candidate for vice-president in 2007. She is now one of the two Muslim ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, both of them in the Minority Affairs Ministry. A five-time Rajya Sabha MP, […]