‘BJP has given special attention to development of religious minorities’


Jorhat, Feb 21: Hundreds of party workers in Jorhat felicitated Assam BJP president Ranjit Das at a party meeting held at Pitambor Dev Goswami auditorium here on Tuesday. Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and Khumtai MLA Mril Saikia were present in the meeting among others.  

 Addressing the gathering, president Ranjit Das said the government was planning to give special effort for girl’s education in minority-domited areas to ensure development of the community.  “Our party has given special attention to the development of religious minorities in the State. Accordingly, the State Government has taken up some new projects for development of this community. Keeping an eye on the matter, the government has already made announcement to set up seven women colleges in minority-domited areas in the State,” he said adding, “Our government has decided to set up women colleges in minority-domited areas in the State. We believe lack of education is the major cause of various social problems in the society of religious minorities. A large number of women belonging to the minority community are illiterate and it is the main cause of their backwardness in society. We have decided to sort out all the problems for minority girls so that they can get access to education like the others,” the State president of the saffron party said.

In his speech, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa said, “We are public representatives and we are always committed to the people of the State. Our main aim is to work for the development of the people and the State.”

Addressing his party workers, Tasa said, “There was a standstill in the government machinery during the past 15 years. There was corruption in all sectors. But we must work against it to build a developed State. Our party workers should also keep in touch with the problems and needs of the common people for the welfare of our party as well as the State.”