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All-party team may meet PM on ST status

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 21 - The Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly Ranjit Dass today asked all the legislative party leaders to unanimously take a call on meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the long-pending issue of granting ST status to six indigenous groups of Assam.

Replying to the proposal of AGP legislator Phani Bhusan Choudhury to constitute an all-party delegation under the leadership of the Speaker of the House himself, Forest and Environment Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said that she has no objection if an all-party delegation decides to meet the Prime Minister on the issue.

The Minister asserted that the six-member committee is working on the modalities.

�Although such delegations were formed earlier as well, the meeting with the Prime Minister did not materialise,� Choudhury said.

Prior to this, another AGP MLA, Ramendra Narayan Kalita raised a question on the status of the long-standing demand of the six communities.

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