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People’s faith an important achievement: Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 17: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that in last nine month people’s faith in the BJP-led government in Assam has been one of its remarkable achievements though the government has achieved success in other areas as well like starting the Indo-Bangla border sealing work, curving corruption, expediting NRC update exercise and wiping out the evils of syndicate raj in the State.

Talking exclusively to All India Radio, Sonowal said that the State Government has set a goal for a corruption free, foreigners’ free, terrorism free and pollution free Assam as the government with the help of its MLAs, government employees and people at large formed ‘Team Assam’ and working resolutely to achieve the goal within a stipulated time frame.

Sonowal also said that after coming to power the present government has passed a bill on Ease of Doing Business and as a result of this several corporate houses have shown their inclition to invest in Assam and an amount of Rs. 5000 crore has already been invested which includes investment from Patanjali. Moreover, Sonowal said that a tempo has been set in motion for unleashing development activities in the State and referred to oil royalty during the period of 2008 to 2014 which the State got after the Centre decided to release them at pre-discount rate for spearheading a new paradigm of development in the State.

He also said that the government has taken several key decisions like eviction of illegal encroachments from Kaziranga tiol Park and other reserve forests, opening of seven lakh bank accounts of the tea workers post-demonetization, start repairing work of embankments from December instead of the usual trend starting the repair work in May, launching Atal-Amrit Abhiyan, Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unyan Yoja, bringing some intertiol sports events to Guwahati, mami Brahmaputra to me a few.

Speaking on the Silapathar incident where an AASU office was vandalized, including defacement of martyr column, Sonowal condemned the incident and said that the perpetrators of violence would be brought to book.

For permanent peace and development of Assam, he also appealed to all militant organizations to come to the main stream and engage in dialogue to solve all outstanding issues. He also said that no leniency would be shown to any organization engaged in subversive activities.

Sonowal said that the present government has made much headway to implement ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’ and made the state clean and defecation free.

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