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AGP team meets Modi, Shah

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, June 20 - Union Home Minister, Amit Shah is likely to visit Assam during the first week of August.

This was conveyed to an eight-member delegation of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) led by party president, Atul Bora. The delegation included Keshab Mahanta, Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Ramen Kalita, Kamala Kalita, Bhupen Roy, Satyabrata Kalita, Biren Baishya among others had first called on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in his Parliament House Office.

Describing the meeting with the Prime Minister as a courtesy call, Bora and Mahanta said that Modi reiterated that the NDA Government will continue with its policy towards North-east and accord it top most priority.

Referring to their meeting with the Home Minister, Mahanta and Bora told this newspaper that Shah assured them that implementation of the Assam Accord would be expedited. �He also informed us that he is going to visit Assam during the first week of August and hold further discussions on the issue,� said Mahanta.

Bora said that the Home Minister further conveyed that the Centre was keen to give priority to implementation of Clause VI of the Assam Accord. In this connection, he said that the necessary committees would be shortly constituted.

The Centre had earlier set up a committee with retired bureaucrat M P Bezbaruah, as its chairman but the move ended in a fiasco, as several of the members quit the Committee. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal later expressed his resolve to constitute another committee on implementation of Clause VI but so far not much progress has been made.

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