GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - Representatives of various organisations of the Bengali community of the state called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Brahmaputra State Guest House on Friday and apprised him about their grievances.
The representatives of the All Assam Bengali Youth Students� Federation, Brihattar Bengali Unnyan Samaj, Vivekananda Seva Samity among others also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Chief Minister.
Assuring the delegates of taking positive steps to resolve the issues afflicting the community, the Chief Minister stated that the government would extend legal support to those excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) so that genuine Indian citizens do not have to face any harassment.
He also asserted that it was the duty of the government to make all groups and sections of people residing in the state feel secure. The government would take all necessary steps in this regard, he said.
Sonowal also assured the delegates of making sincere efforts towards socio-economic development of the Bengali community in the state.
Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, Legal Adviser to the Chief Minister Shantanu Bharali, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia, Secretary to the Chief Minister Rajan Chakrabarty were present in the meeting.