BARPETA, Jan 6 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is a man of commitment and he does what he says and says only what he can do. This was the view expressed by his senior colleague and Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman.
Addressing a public meeting at Sarthebari near here as part of the Bijay Utsav celebrated by the Sarthebari Subdivision Demand Committee this afternoon, Dr Barman said that all the new promises, announced on the New Year�s day by the Chief Minister, will be fulfilled very soon.
Referring to the creation of as many as 20 new civil subdivisions in the State, Dr Barman informed that formalities for the functioning of these subdivisions are going on and these will be come to existence at the earliest.
Terming the creation of the subdivisions as historic and unprecedented in the administrative status of the State, the senior minister said that everything has been and will be done according to the will of the people to make the administration easily accessible to them which the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of.
Dr Barman reminded with due honour the peasants movement of Lachima in Sarukshetri mouza known as Raij Mel in 1894 and termed the bel metal industry of the area as the pride of Assam.
Earlier, the minister was accorded a warm felicitation by the Sarthebari Subdivision Demand Committee and fifteen other organisations. A proposal thanking Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for the decision of the government to establish the Sarukshetri subdivision was also handed over to the Revenue Minister. They also expressed their gratitude to the cabinet subcommittee for formation of the new subdivision.
It needs mention here that the people of Sarukshetri are overjoyed with the government announcement of creation of the subdivision. People in large numbers gathered in the historic Jagannath Temple campus at Sarthebari since morning to celebrate their victory of a long term demand spanning over 45 years.
Presided over by Banikanta Bhuyan, working president of the demand committee and well assisted by the secretaries Haramohan Barman and Prahlad Talukdar, the meeting was also addressed by Dr Tara Prasad Das, former MLA of Sarukshetri, Rita Deka, chairperson of the Assam State Marketing Board, Bichitra Choudhury, secretary of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and Nakul Talukdar.