Senior minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma blamed it all on the country’s internal disparity for allowing the north eastern region to linger in the back stage of progress.
In his speech at a three day long convocation in Goa on Saturday, the health and education minister said the north eastern people have been lagging behind without any fault of their own. “ What crime an Assamese has committed? What goes wrong with a Naga? Who can point out at the Arunachalese which was why they can’t ride on a Metro when people of Karnataka and Delhi can?
According to him, the time is not far when every citizen would have the access of development.
He observed that a heavy expenditure on the law and order front has downplayed the development scene.
He said,” Aspirations of people of India are the same but the kind of competitive federalism we are in today, people of Assam, north east and Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to compete in an unequal environment.”
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that there was no threat to the UPA government after the Union cabinet decided to proceed with the FDI on retail. Talking to reporters in Delhi, Gogoi said that Mamata Banerjee can’t prevent other states from implementing the FDI decision. Gogoi said that the benefits of economic reforms initiated by Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister in early 1990s is being reaped by everyone now and yesterday's decision would be cherished by everyone in the years to come.
Ajanta Devi,daughter of a villager of Balipota village near Kalaigaon has secured first class first position in Anthropology from Guwahati university in the recently declared MSc final examination.She has also been awarded Manju Rani Goswami Borkakati Memorial Gold Medal by Guwahati university recently on November 26 in Guwahati.Her achievement has been lauded by the people of Kalaigaon as she is belonged to a family living in a remote village.She is the daughter of Basundhar Nath and Madhabi Nath of Balipota village near Kalaigaon.DN Hazarika,ADC,Udalguri;NC Boro,Inspector of Schools,Udalguri; president of Udalguri District Journalist Union etc have congratulated her and request other students to follow her foot steps.