Centre reached no pact that’ll affect Assam's territory: CM
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 25: Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has said that the Centre reached no agreement with the NSCN-IM that will affect the territorial integrity of Assam.
The Chief Minister had to tell the media of this as there has been sharp reactions in Assam in the aftermath of Issac Muiva’s recent statement stating that in accordance with the latest agreement reached between the NSCN-IM and the Centre a number of villages of Assam would be included in the Greater galim area. The statement made by Muivah literally stirred up the hornet’s nest in Assam where various political parties and social organizations, including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), demanded of the Centre to make the agreement it has reached with the NSCN(IM) public, immediately.
Meanwhile, reacting to Muivah’s statement BJP Assam Pradesh president Ranjit Dass made it in no uncertain terms today: “There won’t be any compromise on the integrity of Assam. The Centre is yet to make any of the documents of the agreement it has reached with the NSCN(IM) public. In such a situation, Muivah making such a statement reeks of politics on the border issue. I would like to caution Muivah to desist from making such politics so as to maintain peace along the inter-State border. The people of the Northeast have no reason to be apprehensive of any part of Assam, Manipur and Aruchal Pradesh being included in the proposed greater galim.”