Jolly urges HM to introduce Inner Line Permit in isles

Port Blair
15 Apr 2018

The state president of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly along with Mr Prakash Adhikari, state general secretary BJP and Mr I.P. Singh, Chairman PBMC met  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi last week. Mr 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.