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Assam re-inclusion: CM thanks PM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, May 6: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister rendra Modi for re-inclusion of Assam in the protocol signed between the Government of India and the Government of Bangladesh. In a letter to Prime Minister rendra Modi, Chief Minister Gogoi said the re-inclusion of Assam in the origil protocol signed on September 6, 2011 would not only serve tiol and State interests, but also help find a permanent solution to the long-standing India-Bangladesh border dispute in the Assam sector. It will also facilitate erection of fencing in un-demarcated areas and help prevent infiltration of foreigners and subversive elements and smuggling by sealing the porous border, the letter stated. It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister earlier wrote a letter to the Prime Minister on May 2 last urging him to include Assam in the protocol for a permanent solution to the outstanding issues between both the countries.

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