GUWAHATI, March 2 � Expressing concern over rhino poaching in the State, Governor PB Acharya today said that all measures would be taken to protect the precious animal.
�The situation is very serious and I am very much concerned about it. All the people of Assam are very much concerned. I just had a talk with the Chief Minister. All are pained about the things happening,� Acharya told reporters on the sidelines of the Budget Session of the Assam Assembly.
The Governor refuted any suggestions regarding differences between him and the State Government on the issue. �We are in the same wavelength. There is no difference in the approach of the Government and the Governor,� he said.
He added, �a small criminal group is challenging the Government and authority. We�ll take strict action and I have told the Chief Minister to take all steps to nip it in the bud. If there is some information about any illegal activities, then strong action should be taken.�
The Governor said, �Since I have taken over, this is the fourth statement I am making openly in favour of the proper situation.�
Asked about the border dispute with Nagaland, he said, �The case is in the Supreme Court and it has to give a verdict. Both sides should have conducive talks to solve the problem and talks are going on.�