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Governor exudes optimism, hopeful of positive solution

ILLEGAL B’DESHIS

From a Correspondent
New Delhi, June 5: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has exuded optimism when it comes to a permanent solution to the malaise of illegal immigration to the State, mainly from Bangladesh.

“Wait till June 30. I am hopeful of a positive solution. I believe everything positive will happen,” said Mukhi in New Delhi. The Governor was interacting with the media on the concluding day of the two-day long Governors’ Conference in the national capital on Tuesday.

Mukhi said there may be two differing opinions on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barak Valley. “Even the Union Home Minister has assured that all decisions will be taken after proper consultation with the people of Assam,” said Mukhi while giving his reaction to the fate of the controversial Bill.

Mukhi said there is a change of development perspective in the State. “In fact, I make night stay in different districts across Assam. I have also instructed DCs to do proper monitoring of the developmental activities in the State,” said the Governor.
The Governor is learnt to have submitted a detailed report at the Conference over the present situation in the State.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  addressed the concluding session of the conference at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He appreciated the various discussions and inputs shared during the conference. He also called upon the governors to strengthen the Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat initiative, which promotes partnerships, cultural exchanges and people-to-people linkages among States. At the same time, he emphasized the need for building new ways to promote harmony and integration among various States.

The Prime Minister urged the governors, in their capacity as university chancellors, to call upon universities to promote excellence in various spheres of academics. He said that Indian universities must aspire to be among the world’s best, and the governors can play a crucial role in catalyzing their transformation. In this context, he pointed to the Union government’s initiatives to promote autonomy in IIMs and among top 10 public and top 10 private universities.

Modi said the Union government is working towards promoting “ease of living” for the common man. He said that the governors, through their vast experience in public life, can motivate civic agencies and government departments to work with commitment towards this cause.

The Prime Minister also spoke of the Union government’s ambitious health assurance scheme Ayushman Bharat.

Modi said occasions such as the 75th anniversary of freedom in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019 can serve as inspirational milestones for achieving development goals and targets. He said the upcoming Kumbh Mela could also serve as an important occasion for promoting nationally relevant causes.

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