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Barak Valley: Sonowal sets deadline for development

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 30 - At a time when the people of Barak Valley are looking up to the new BJP-led alliance government to usher in development, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that he has issued instructions to the ministries and administrative officials concerned to work with dedication and commitment to bring a visible change in all aspects of public life in the valley in the next three months. He added that he would visit Barak Valley after three months to review the situation.

�People of Barak Valley are disgusted with corruption at every level of public affairs and are frustrated listening to the rhetoric dished out by political leaders in the past. I want to assure the people that with transparency and accountability being the guiding principles of the party, the State Government is committed to work for the development of Barak Valley. I have given clear instructions to the concerned officials to work for the change people are desperately waiting for. I wish to visit Barak Valley again after three months and I would come by road to see that the condition has improved,� the Chief Minister said while addressing senior citizens at a meeting at Banga Bhawan, organised by the Cachar district administration.

People poured their heart out to the Chief Minister putting forth the burning issues, like dilapidated roads, poor rail and air connectivity, women safety, etc., hindering development of the valley.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had a marathon meeting with the ministers, MLAs, administrative heads and top police officers of the districts of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong in the presence of Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia and Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly and Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul at the conference hall of the Cachar Deputy Commissioner. The discussions were on issues like roads, NRC, forest, etc.

�People must be vigilant against corruption,� Sonowal said after the meeting.

Regarding the NRC update process, he said that the work to wrap up the NRC proceedings shall be done in accordance with the guidelines of the Supreme Court.

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