The Assam government on Tuesday came in for sharp criticism from the Opposition parties for failing to solve border dispute which is continuing for the last several years. The Opposition members asked the government to clarify its stand on the encroachment by Bangladesh on the soil of Assam. They criticised that the government for remaining silent while Bangladesh has already occupied an area of 499.3 acres of land. Not only that the opposition parties lambasted the government for unabetted encroachment by the neighbouring Arunachal Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya. Caught in this debate, revenue minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman said steps are on for an amicable solution to the Indo-Bangla border row. He informed the House that a joint committee of foreign secretaries of both the countries is looking into the border dispute. Dr Barman further informed that House the Assam Government also is talking to its neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland in this regard. The raucous came to an end on Tuesday when Dr Barman informed the House that he would give a statement in the regard on Wednesday. Those participated in he discussion include Opposition leader Chandra Mohan Patoawry, Girin Baruah.
Former Rajya Sabha MP and president of United Peoples Party (UPP) termed that 100 crore package to Bodoland Territorial Council in the union budget which was presented on Monday was humiliating and insulting for people of BTC in Assam.
Brahma said, ‘100 crore package allotted from union budget is humiliating and insulting for people of BTC. Aschief of BTC Hagrama Mohilary had been claimed that Rs.1000 crores would be sanctioned to BTC in the union budget’. He has alleged that Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) was trying to woo votes by making such false promises that centre would be giving more central packages to gain development in the region. Now, it has been proved to be a totally decievious and misleading campaign only. The union budget which was presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitly was totally failed to address the issue and grievances of tribal people of Assam.
Security forces have claimed to captured five militants belonging to Muslim Tiger Force of Assam(MTFA) from Guwabari area in Kokrajhar district on Saturday. Identified as Aminur Islam, Nijam Ali, Anirudin Mondol, Najir Hussain and Nur Hussain- all residents of Kamalsingh Kurshakati village under Gossaigaon subdivision were caught during a combing operation.
Police further seized 5 country made rifles, 10 rounds live ammunition of 7.62 mm pistol and other objectionable documents were recovered from them.