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Bengalis are inseparable part of greater Assamese society: Sonowal

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TANGLA/KALAIGAON, April 7: The Bengalis have a distinct and unique identity in the world platform. They stand out for their rich culture, sharp mind and philosophically strong attitude. The people of various tribes, communities and religions must play their role in cementing the ties of harmony, thereby strengthening the greater Assamese society, said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal while speaking at the open session of the 4th biennial conference of the Udalguri district committee of All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (AABYSF), which concluded at Tangla in Udalguri district on Saturday. 
He further stated that the  sensitive issues plaguing the Bengali community of the State, including the citizenship issue, D-voters issue and detention camp refugees were being looked into with utmost priority and the people should not feel insecure and margilized. Underlining Prime Minister rendra Modi’s mantra Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, he said the government had been working to ensure equal development, equal dignity and equal opportunity to all sections of the people of the State. He reiterated the commitment of the present State Government towards providing security along with upliftof every backward and deprived community. He also emphasized that his government was according equal importance to both Brahmaputra and Barak valleys in terms of better communication through road, air and air connectivity along with upcoming projects like medical and engineering colleges in Hailakandi.
He urged every section of people to join hands in unison for the development of the State. He further added that as apprised, he was aware of the different problems faced by the people of Tangla and would take necessary steps to improve the dilapidated condition of the roads, potable drinking water project along with improvement of the condition of the Tangla CHC hospital. Sonowal further added  that his government was taking stern steps to eradicate the roots of corruption and would never tolerate irregularities and graft.
State PHE  and Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Rihon Diamary, while speaking on the occasion, said that all communities in BTC were residing  peacefully and the government had ensured  equal rights for every community residing in BTC. He further  said that the road condition along with improvement of draige system and pure drinking water supply would be provided to the people of Tangla soon.
Lok Sabha MP from Mangaldai constituency, Ramen Deka said that about 430 km of roads needed repair. Hojai MLA Siladitya Deb said that there were certain outside forces which always tried to disturb the unity of the people and divide the people of Assam on the basis of religion, caste and creed. He exhorted the people to stand together to foil such divisive forces.
PWD minister Parimal Suklabadya also spoke on the occasion. The session presided over by chief advisor of AABYSF, Sukumar Biswas was also attended by Panery MLA Kamali Basumatari.

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