Assam Cabinet meeting in Silchar postponed again
The much-awaited State Cabinet meeting in Silchar, scheduled on November 11, had been postponed.
SILCHAR: The much-awaited State Cabinet meeting in Silchar, scheduled on November 11, had been postponed. Confirming this, minister Parimal Suklabaidya said, "Though the next date has not yet been finalized, the Cabinet meeting will most probably be held in the current month."
A source in the administration hinted that the meeting, which had been postponed thrice, might be held on November 29. Suklabaidya said that the next Cabinet meet was scheduled on November 9 and in that meeting the date for the Silchar Cabinet meeting would be decided. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari would be visiting the State on November 11. After that, the entire administration as well as ministers would be busy with the Lachit Divas programme. On November 23 and November 24, programmes would be held in Delhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah would attend. Sources in Dispur said that chances were there that a Cabinet meeting could be held in Delhi for the first time. Only after that the date for Silchar Cabinet would be finalized, he hinted.
Meanwhile, the Cachar administration is busy arranging for the much-awaited Cabinet meeting in Silchar for the first time. Expectations are high that Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will announce some special package for Barak Valley which was badly affected by the recent deluge. During his brief visit in Karimganj to attend Durga Puja in October, Sarma informed that he would speak to the agitating labourers of Dolu TE where a Greenfield airport was proposed to be built. The government had already completed the acquisition of 2500 bighas of land but for some unknown reasons there was no further move on the project.