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AGP meets President on Assam Accord

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 28: A high-level team of the AGP led by its president Atul Bora met President Ram th Kovind and vice president Venkaiah idu in New Delhi on Monday on the implementation of the Assam Accord and other issues.

The team that include former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and working president Keshab Mahanta, apprised the President and the Vice President of the situation prevailing in Assam due to the presence foreigners in the State. “The problem of foreigners is a major problem in Assam. The Assam Accord is the fruit of the agitation for long six years by the people of the State. Now we’ve been suffering from identity crisis. We, therefore, call for your pointed attention for effective measures for the detection of the mes of foreigners, deportation and deletion of their mes from the voter list of Assam in a time-bound programme, including sealing of the India-Bangladesh border. The detection and deportation of foreigners must not be on the basis of religion,” the AGP leaders told the President.

The delegation briefed the President of India the importance of implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord wherein the provision for providing constitutiol safeguard to the people of Assam has been laid down. “This clause is required to be given utmost priority to allay fears of the people of Assam from being minority,” the delegation said, and added: “Since Assam is surrounded by Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Chi and Bhutan, special attention for solving problems of Assam is needed to be taken up by the Centre.”

On the recent floods and erosion in the State, the delegation said: “Floods and erosion have caused heavy loss to the state in form of standing crops, livestock etc.”

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