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All-party team meets Rajnath over ST status

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 10 � An all-party delegation led by Speaker of Assam Assembly, Pranab Gogoi today called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to press for according Schedule Tribe (ST) status to the six communities of Assam.

The 12-member delegation also submitted a detailed memorandum to the Home Minister listing out the grounds to include the six communities of Koch Rajbongshi, Ahom, Maran, Matak, Chutia and Adivasis. The delegation also mentioned that the Assam Assembly had passed a resolution to this effect and an all-party Assembly delegation had visited Delhi earlier as well.

Sources said that the delegation in its memorandum gave detailed evidence in support of their demand.

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