The north eastern Chief Ministers are dead opposed to the idea of discontinuing the system of Special Category States.
The discontent came to light when the chief ministers from the region addressed the 64th North Eastern Council Plenary session in the capital on Friday.
In his address Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar lodged a protest over the decision to be followed by other Chief Ministers from the region. All they disappointment over the termination of the Special Category State Status.
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was conspicuous by his absence.
The Assam Bandh called by ULFA in protest of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's visit had total impact in Nagaon, as the Business establishment, schools, banks, post office remained closed and vehicles kept off the roads.
Prime Minister in his speech said that during AGP rule ten years back the development of the state was brought to a standstill. He further said that we have initiated the peace process with ULFA and dialogue has started with them. He urged the anti talk faction of ULFA to join the dialogue process.
He further said that Assam development is only possible if there is peace in the state. He said that the development projects of UPA government at the centre have brought development in Assam. He asked the people to vote for congress and elect it for the third term
30 Jun 2008 - 4:13pm | editor
With a view to furthering the publicity of Assam’s satriya culture in the western countries, a 12-member team from Majuli is leaving for France on Monday.
According to information, led by Bhabananda Borbayan, the delegation is schedule to perform satriya dance in altogether six big cities in France under the patronage of a non governmental organisation Preserver Majuli. The delegation comprises Bhabananda Barbayan, Dulal Chandra Saikia, Bhaben Bayan, Govinda Kalita, Madhav Kalita, Naren Baruah, Mukunda Saikia, Upen Bora, Niranjan Saikia, Baburam Saikia, Krishna Kumar Saikia, Sarbananda Duwari and Dr Tultul Bora. Notably, the chief of the France based NGO invited the delegation with financial assistance after he visited the site of Vaishnavite culture for nine times.