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Oct 08, 2018
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Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region,Zone III in Guwahati

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today inaugurated the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region,Zone III in Guwahati today.

In her address,Ms. Mahajan said North East occupies an important place in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given immense stress on the development of the region.

Highlighting the topics of discussion during the conference on women empowerment and insurgency, she said that no debate would be meaningful without  women related issues. 

Expressing concern over insurgency the Lok Sabha Speaker said,  no socio- political development is possible without peace. Referring Speaker's Research Initiative, she said that it provides a platform to the legislators to interact with domain experts and their peers.

Speaking on the occasion,  Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said that Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference plays an important role in promoting democracy. 

He said that voices of the citizens are heard in democratic system . Speakers and Deputy Speakers of state assemblies and MPs from the North Eastern states are participating in the conference. 

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