NEW DELHI, Oct 26 - The Assam government on Wednesday made a formal submission before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Hindu Bengali issue and formally invited the committee to tour the State.
A delegation of the Assam government officials, led by Chief Secretary Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, appeared before the JPC here today and circulated a letter written by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inviting the members of the Committee to visit Assam, said sources. The JPC is now scheduled to tour Assam on November 2 and 3 and is likely to visit Guwahati and Silchar, said sources.
It has been learnt that a member of Committee and Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev also submitted a letter to the Chairman pleading that the Committee should visit both Brahmaputra and Barak valleys to get both side of the views on the issue. The Chairman has agreed and a part of the committee would also visit Silchar, said sources.