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Congress president Rahul Gandhi meets Arunachal PRC crisis victims

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who was in Guwahati on Tuesday, met the victims of Arunachal Pradesh PRC crisis at a private city hospital.

At least three persons were killed and several others sustained injuries during the violent protests in Arunachal Pradesh over the last several days against the government decision to provide the Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) to the non-Arunachal Pradesh ST residents. The government had to stop the PRC development, due to the continued protests.

Upon his arrival at the Guwahati airport, Gandhi straightway went to Apollo Hospitals in GS Road before he headed for a public rally at Veterinary College playground in Khanapara.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress president Takam Sanjoy, who accompanied Rahul to the hospital, said that he spent around 20 minutes with the two patients admitted at the hospital and expressed solidarity with the victims.

The victims have been identified as Bagang Taji and Takam Kiran. They both have suffered compound fracture.

Rahul also interacted with the attendants and the doctors at the hospital.

Later, while addressing the public rally, the Congress chief said that after Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the Northeast is burning.

“The people here were living peacefully but after 2014, it’s crisis everywhere. The BJP and RSS have left nothing. Arunachal is burning and all the other Northeast states are burning,” said Rahul.

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