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Patnaik unfurls national flag as Assam defies militant diktat


Defying the militant diktat Assam celebrates the 63rd Republic Day on Thursday with lots of promises. Governor JB Patnaik unfurled the national tricolor and inspected the guard of honour of the armed forces and NCC at the Kahnapara veterinary playground.


In his address, Patnaik said that his government is committed to uplift the poor people and that the government would leave no stone unturned to permanently restore peace and normalcy in the state. He said the militant outfits, mostly, have come back to the national mainstream which would go a long way to help the state get peace restored.


Patnaik said that his government would not harass even a single genuine citizen in the name of detecting and deporting the Bangaldeshi immigrants. According to him, the state was progressing on all fronts. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also attended the function as the chief guest. This was followed by a colourful cultural function. Notably, altogether 12 militant outfits including ULFA urged the people to boycott the Republic Day. But it was defied.


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