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Absence of Ahom MLAs in new Govt resented

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 24 - The Ahom Sena today rued the failure of the new government in the State to induct any of the Ahom legislators in the ministry led by Sarbananda Sonowal. It has demanded induction of at least two legislators of the ethnic group in the new ministry.

In a statement here, the Sena said that the State has around 60 lakh Ahoms. It was Chao Lung Suikapha, the founder of the Ahom dynasty, who laid the foundation of Assam. To achieve this goal he brought together different ethnic groups living in the hills and plains in this part of the globe.

But the new ministry of the State, which was sworn in today, failed to induct any of the legislators belonging to the Ahom ethnic group, which is unfortunate and it perturbs the people of this ethnic group.

The new government should try to keep the ethnic groups of the State united and formulate proper plans to meet the aspirations of the people to strengthen the foundation of Greater Assam (Bar Asam), said the Sena.

However, it said that it is a redeeming feature that a leader from an ethnic group has been chosen to head the new ministry. Had this prudence been shown earlier by choosing ethnic leaders like Late Bhimbar Deori, to head the governments in the State, the Assamese nationality could have been saved from splitting into parts, it said.

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