THE LIGHT OF ANDAMANS | ISSUE 13 | 23 SEPTEMBER 2011
Model Assembly for ANI: Dr R N Rath Pondicherry
A voice for Assembly came from Dr R N Rath, who said that the need for state autonomy will definitely give greater participation for the people and lead to prosperity which is inevitable. The most accurate model for Andaman and Nicobar will be the Pondicherry Model. Regarding the financial crunch he suggested that the solution will be like that of Mizoram, Manipur and Arunanchal Pradesh. The tribals of Nicobar may be induced to follow the same procedure like MP election for MLA election in their area without compromising the detribalization aspect. Above all, he stressed that there should not be any laxity on security or strategic importance. As the topic of the conference is poised with three critical angles such as strategic importance, political autonomy and sustainable development , much mind blowing debate discussions and acceptance of past experiences should be taken in to considerations before reaching a concrete conclusion for complete autonomy, now or after or never.