'Act East sans special status meaningless'

By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, June 2: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has accused the rendra Modi government at the Centre of ‘backtracking’ on its much vaunted ‘Act East’ policy.  In a statement, Gogoi stated that by indulging in “shoddy treatment” to Assam in particular and the Northeast in general while revoking the ‘special category status’ to the region, the ‘Act East’ policy would be hard put to reach to its avowed objectives. Moreover, Gogoi wondered as to how the Modi government will fulfill its election promises like creating more employment avenues, attracting investments and setting up industries in the Northeast when the ‘North East Industrial Investment and Promotion Policy’ has been kept suspended.  The Centre has also disappointed the social sector in Assam by slashing fund allocation for Centrally sponsored schemes, the Chief Minister added.

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