BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Feb 1: The Asom State Freedom Fighters’ Association on Wednesday met Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal at Dispur here with a list of demands.
A delegation of the freedom fighters’ body led by president Krish Lahkar and general secretary Dwijendra Mohan Sarma met the Chief Minister and placed their demands including sanction of a grant of Rs 70 lakh for development of the freedom fighters’ guest house and repair of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue. “The rest house of the Asom State Freedom Fighters’ Association, which was iugurated on January 21, 1994 by then Prime Minister PV rasimha Rao, is now a deplorable condition. The doors and windows have broken, walls and terrace have developed crack and beds are in poor condition” they said.
“Besides the statute of Mahatma Gandhi also developed crack during earthquake and it may collapse any time. Even though the State PWD submitted a plan estimate of Rs 70 lakh to Planning and Development department for improvement of the guest house, the fund was not sanctioned till today. So we have sought the Chief Minster’s intervention in this regard,” said Lahkar and Sarma in a statement. The Association has also demanded the Chief Minster to take steps to me four roads under Rangia division after four freedom fighters—Kamini Mohan Sarma, Bipin Sarma, Mathura Deka and Mohan Choudhury.