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Karbi body calls for full-fledged HAD ministry

 From A Correspondent

HOWRAGHAT, Feb 9: Karbi Hills Development & Protection Organization (KHDPO) through a press statement issued by its president Morningson Teron and Secretart Sarmi Killing has condemned Sarbananda Sonowal-led Bharatiya Janata Party Government for not assigning full-fledged HAD ministry preferably from among the elected public representatives of the autonomous hill districts even after two years of its government. The organizational leaders described the act as discriminatory policy of the government towards the hills’ people.
They alleged that Sonowal government is purposely neglecting the issue which signifies its step motherly treatment towards the tribal people. They said that this ministry was part of the cabinet since 1971 and its nomenclature was Tribal Development ministry at that period. They mentioned that due to this action of the government, the people in the hills are facing concentrated troubles.
“Therefore we call upon the BJP government to resolve the HAD minister issue immediately within February 2018 failure of which BJP Assam Pradesh President Ranjit Dass and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal shall be solely responsible for the future course of movement against the BJP in the region,” the press statement stated.