GUWAHATI: The AASU (All Assam Students' Union) told Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that the State Government should implement the recommendations of the high-power committee on Clause VI of the Assam Accord that fell within its jurisdiction. The student body also sought time stipulations for the implementation of every clause of the Accord.
The Chief Minister had a sudden meeting with five office-bearers of the AASU at Koinadhora a late last night. Assam Accord Implementation Minister Atul Bora and a few others were also at the meeting.
According to sources, the Government and the AASU could not reach a consensus on a few issues in the four meetings of the sub-committee led by Atul Bora as the chairman. The State Government formed an eight-member sub-committee with Atul Bora as the chairman last year.
Talking to The Sentinel today, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said, "We had an informal meeting with the Chief Minister last night on the implementation of the Assam Accord. We had something to tell the State Government. We told that last night. Our stand is that the indigenous people's domination and rights should remain intact. Implementation of every clause of the Assam Accord should have a specific time stipulation. The State Government should implement the recommendations of the Justice (Retd) Biplab Kumar Sharma-led high-power committee that fall within its jurisdiction."
NRC update, the current flood situation in the state, rehabilitation of the martyrs' families and those affected in the Assam Agitation also came up for discussion.
AASU's Chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharjya, general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah and two advisers were also present at the meeting.