GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati at its meeting held on Saturday urged the new BJP government in the State to implement a few schemes in order of priority and also keeping in view the promises made to the people.
The meeting, held under the presidentship of Prof Mahesh Bhuyan, suggested that one of the first programmes of the new government should be to identify the sattra lands encroached upon by illegal migrants and other elements and to take appropriate action to evict all encroachers within this year.
The meeting also offered suggestions for clearance of all encroachments from grazing reserves and forest land all over the State.
Presenting the agenda of the new government, club general secretary DN Chakravartty said the government should enforce administrative measures within the constitutional law in order to prevent the �degeneration� of the Assam Public Service Commission under the present Chairman and his ilk.
The meeting also suggested that the government should follow fully the working plan and style of functioning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, creating a healthy environment at the Secretariat and in all the State government offices down to the panchayat, enabling all of them to throb with activity and enthusiasm.
Former Union minister Renuka Devi Barkataki, Surendra Kumar Baruah, Dr Malati Baruah, Dr Atul Sarma, Amal Kumar Hazarika, Konika Devi Bardoloi and Ajit Barkakati in their speeches said that the new government should avoid all the �blunders� committed by the erstwhile AGP government.
All the speakers urged the new Chief Minister to bear in mind the trust reposed by the people of Assam and cautioned him that if the new ministry fails to live up to the people�s expectations, a time would come when the masses would �mercilessly throw them out of power as they had done to the governments of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.�
The club urged the government to identify ten major schemes for implementation immediately and also to engage appropriate machinery to identify the ways and means for securing employment avenues for over three million unemployed youths.
Dr Kiron Sarma, Prabhat Chandra Goswami and Pushpakanta Bora also participated in the deliberations.
The meeting condoled the deaths of Mihir Kanti Baruah and Nava Kumar Sarma.