Assam: CM Calls ULFA(I) the Last Mile in Path to Peace
He urged the members of the banned outfit to come out and join the mainstream and be a part of the ongoing development process.
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was addressing the gathering on the occasion of Republic Day on Thursday when he mentioned the banned militant outfit as the last mile on the path to achieving peace in the state of Assam.
The central celebration of the 74th Republic Day of India in the state of Assam was held on the premises of the Veterinary College Ground in Khanapara of Guwahati. The chief minister officially hoisted the Indian Flag on the occasion as the Governor was not able to attend this event. Multiple contingents from the police and other organisations marched past the dais in display of respect and pride.
Himanta Biswa Sarma took up several topics in his speech for the occasion. One of the most important was his mentioning of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent). He urged the members of the banned outfit to come out and join the mainstream and be a part of the ongoing development process.
"It is not the same Assam as it was when the ULFA was formed. Today, the state is fast-moving on the path of development. There has been a change in the mindset of people and this change should reflect in the ULFA (I), too," said the CM.
He mentioned that once this step is completed, Assam will be successfully transformed into an island of peace and development will follow.
He also mentioned the ongoing process towards the generation of employment and promotion of sports across the state in his speech while announcing that state will organise a mega sporting event to mark Independence Day this year.
Meanwhile, the State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party mentioned, Bhabesh Kalita hoisted the tricolour in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhawan in Guwahati in the presence of several members of the party.