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Sarbanda Sonowal committed to Barak development : Purkayastha

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

Silchar.Dec 24: “Doubting Thomases of the opposition, particularly Congress, might raise question about the agenda of the BJP led government at Dispur, Sarbanda Sonowal, Chief Minister, is all committed to work for the development of Barak Valley”, pointed out Kabindra Purkayastha, state vice president of the party while addressing a press-meet in the party office here today. Worried at the bad conditions of roads and highways, the Chief Minister inducted in his ministry, Parimal Suklabaidya, MLA elected from this valley as Minister of PWD etc, for their improvement. This is an indication of his concern for the people of this valley.

On the burning issue of ‘D’ voters and the harassment of the Hindu Bengalis, Sarbanda Sonowal has indicated an early solution and the grant of citizenship to the refugees, forced to desert their hearths and homes in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. He has also given out his mind for giving recognition to the 11 martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of Bengali language. As Kabindra Purkayastha further said all the BJP MLAs and leaders are making collective efforts to create pressure on the state and the Centre for taking up concrete measures for development, so long neglected by the Congress misrule of long 15 years under Tarun Gogoi.

The Chief Minister as a part of his commitment to the people has also been sieged with the issue of Cachar Paper Mill which is under closure since October 20, 2015. It is a matter of concern that for the last six months, employees have not received their salary. Chandra Mohan Patowary, state minister of industry, has sent a proposal of Rs.900 crore to the Centre for the revival of both the paper mills at Panchgram in this valley and Jagiroad in gaon. It is expected that the Centre would seriously consider the matter. In order to make both the mills stand competitive market, the offices of the Centre and state would be directed to purchase the necessary papers produced by the mills.

Kabindra Purkayastha took a dig at Gautom Roy, former Congress minister, for his extraordiry concern for Cachar Paper Mill, reminding him how the only industry of the valley had turned into a centre of corruptions with a political syndicate ruling the roost during the last regime of Tarun Gogoi. Who did lead the syndicate, he asked? He also wanted to know what concrete steps were taken during their time? People know it is his cosmetic concern for the mill that made it to ruin. He also slammed former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for making a U-turn on the question of citizenship right to Hindu Bengali refugees. He was reminded how he went out of the way to assure Hindu Bengalis their protection and also to stop their harassment in the me of ‘D’ voters. After losing elections, he has been indulging in anti Bengali tirade.

Kabindra Purkayastha brought into focus the deteriorating law and order situation of Hailakandi where kidppings and murders have become common. Besides, some jihadi elements are raising their ugly heads which call for immediate and tough action to deal with. The octogerian BJP leader clarified that the statement made by Rajen Gohain on Bengali language has been his persol view. The state government and the BJP have made it clear that Bengali continues to be the official language of Barak Valley. There should be no more misgiving or confusion over Rajen Gohain’s statement.

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