Port Blair, June 23: A team of senior leaders of BJP along with Shri Y Satya Kumar, National Secretary BJP and Prabhari A&N Islands met the Hon'ble Union Home Minister of India, Shri Amit Shah and Shri J P Nadda, National President BJP.  The team comprising of Shri Ajoy Bairagi, State President, BJP A&N Islands, Shri Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member BJP and Former State President and Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, Former MP, A&N Islands and Core Committee Member met to raise some vital issues and long pending demands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The issues that were discussed included:

Restoration of powers to the elected representative of PRIs and PBMC ward councillors, which will help fair redressal of the problems of general public and proper functioning of elected representatives.

Secondly a very important and long pending demand of Settlement of Katchal Tamil Settlers was also discussed. This issue was dragged for decades and even after settlement that was done decades back is now in pathetic conditions. A representation was also submitted earlier but not yet resolved.

Thirdly the issue of exorbitant rates of stamp duty charges were also discussed. Revenue issue of conversion and diversion of land to be immediately resumed as this particular issue is troubling the citizens from very long time now.

Increasing the reservation of Ranchi Community was also discussed. The decision taken in recent IDA meetings to be implemented immediately in true spirit was requested by the delegation. The long pending demand of adequate compensation to Tsunami effected farmers were also discussed in the meeting. 

A constant demand of implementation of Shekar Singh Commission and Vivek Rae committee was also asked to look into. A one-time relaxation for the constructed buildings in minor violation of building bye laws of the PBMC and permitting atleast 7 storied building based on expert reports was also discussed to bring ease for the general public.

A very long time demand of regularizing of DRMs attached to PBMC against existing vacancies was also discussed. A common day issues like worst condition of power supply across Islands, resuming ANIISHI scheme and job reservations for Islanders were also discussed.

A very vital and important issue of categorization of SEBC (Socially and Economically Backward Classes) was discussed with the Hon'ble Home Minister. After giving a patience hearing to all these issue Shri Amit Shah assured to address all the issue and bring in relief for the general public of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.