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New Year as seen through rose?tinted glasses

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his predecessor Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and state Information and Public Relations Minister Basanta Das wished the people of the state a happy and prosperous New Year. They all want peace to prevail in the state in the year ahead.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, December 31: They all look at the New Year through rose–tinted glasses every year but do only what they are willing and capable of, leaving much to be done. Even then people, parties and organizations keep looking bright sides of life, and that is the very essence that keep them alive. On the eve of the New Year, the leaders of various political parties in Assam spoke out their mind to The Sentinel so as to let the people of the state know as to what they would like to do in the year ahead.

AGP president Atul Bora said: “The situation in Assam is dangerous. Some powers are out to commulize politics in the state so as to derive political mileage by polarizing the people. We, however, keep our hopes live that in the New Year people of the state will be mature enough to unmask the parties which betrayed them. We’ll try to bring many new faces, including that of youths, into the party fold in the year ahead. We’ll try our best to solve the basic problems afflicting the state.” 

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta said: “In order to restore peace in the state, the party and the government will work in tandem in the year ahead. The prospects of the Congress are bright in Assam. The government and the party will work together for the wellbeing of the people of the state. We’ll keep watch over any dissident force trying to cause trouble in the party.”

State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya said: “2015 will be an eventful year in Assam politics. We’ll try to go to the people of the state with a positive mindset in the year ahead. We’ll try our best to find solutions to the burning problems in the state.”

AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam said: “Lack of trust among various ethnic communities is glaring in the state now. We hope such an ill–feeling will be erased in the year ahead. We’ll interact with leaders of various ethnic groups so as to create a social atmosphere where everybody can live in peace.”

BPF general secretary Prabin Boro said: “Ethnic clashes hamper development in the state. It seems that development has come to a grinding halt in the state. We all need to work in tandem with each other so as to make development a reality. We’ll try our best to bring back the lost faith among various ethnic groups in the state.”

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his predecessor Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and state Information and Public Relations Minister Basanta Das wished the people of the state a happy and prosperous New Year. They all want peace to prevail in the state in the year ahead.

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