From a Correspondent
DULIAJAN, AUG 12: The State BJP executive meeting concluded at Duliajan on Saturday with the saffron party adopting several important resolutions to help prepare the roadmap for the party’s future course of action in the State. State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass presided over the meeting which was held at the Duliajan Club premises.
Party office bearers earlier took a decision to curtail the 2-day conclave to a single day event in the wake of grim flood situation in the State. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, BJP national general secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal, BJP’s Northeast organizational secretary Ajay Jamwal, BJP’s Assam in-charge Mahendra Singh, senior BJP leader and MP Bijoya Chakroborty attended the meeting along with party MPs, legislators, Central and State leaders.
Applauding the transparent policy and zero-tolerance approach towards graft by the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government, party members appealed to the State government to carry on its fight against corruption. Sonowal, while addressing the meet, asked the Ministers, MLAs and panchayat members to visit flood-affected areas and help the stricken people.
The CM on Saturday visited flood-affected areas in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and took stock of the situation.
Other issues related to small tea growers in the State and proposed OIL-IOC merger plan were also to be discussed in the conclave till filing of the report. In view of the controversy surrounding the decision of the BJP-led coalition government to name 5 newly-established model colleges after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the party has decided to create awareness among the masses about the contribution of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh ideologue, a senior party functionary said.
Earlier in the morning, members of eight organizations of Duliajan that included AJYCP, All Assam Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmillan, Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union, Ahom Sena, Nibanua Parishad, Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha, Brihattar Asomiya Mahila Mancha and Sangrami Aikkya Mancha assembled in the old bus stand and protested against the proposed OIL-IOC merger by forming a human chain. The protesters were detained, taken to the police station and released later in the afternoon.