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CM Sonowal set for first visit to Barak Valley

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Silchar, June 28: After assuming the responsibility of Chief Minister of the state of Assam, Sarbanda Sonowal will be on his first day long visit here on Thursday. The visit is considered significant as he would be meeting with the administrative and police heads of all the four districts of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Dima Hasao. Besides, getting feedback of the law and order situation, he would review the overall security scerio. He would also take the feedback about the burning issues that call for immediate attention.

One of the serious problems badly affecting normal life is all the four districts is of bad roads and highways. In fact, this has been one of the issues on which the people of this valley voted against the Congress regime of Tarun Gogoi. It is expected the Chief Minister will discuss this problem of connectivity with the administrative heads and also the departmental officials concerned in order to evolve a way out of it for solution. Parimal Shuklabaidya, PWD Minister, in his recent statement blamed the vagaries of ture as standing in the way of taking up repair and improvement works on the roads and highways.

According to a party source here, Sarbanda Sonowal will have meeting with the heads of all the colleges of the valley and Dima Hasao district in order to take stock of the academic issues and problems, particularly in respect of admission of students and governce. In his proposed meeting with the leading citizens and representatives of various organizations, he is also expected to discuss with them the constitution of governing bodies with persons of honesty and integrity in order to free the campus from politics.

BJP leaders of the districts in question would also meet the Chief Minister and discuss the organizatiol matters and how to work in the larger interests of the people. Their faith and trust should not be misplaced. As made it clear earlier, he would also review the progress of NRC which is being delayed. The draft roll which was to be out in August is now slated for October. The issue of ‘D’ voters and citizenship to minority Hindus will also find place in the discussion, the source added to say. The Chief Minister was scheduled to visit here on Wednesday, but it has been deferred to Thursday. He will arrive here in the morning by flight and leave for Guwahati next morning after spending the night in the Circuit House.

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