GUWAHATI, April 26 - The All Moran Students� Union today said that it is utterly disappointed with today�s Cabinet expansion that did not include any MLA from Moran and Muttock communities, which was a long pending demand of the people of upper Assam.
Alleging that both the backward communities have once again been overlooked by the State government, the student body said that even though the two communities together have four MLAs in the State Assembly this time, not even one was inducted into the Cabinet during its formation and also during its expansion.
�A representation was given to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during the Cabinet formation of the present government asking him to ensure adequate representation of the Moran and Muttock communities in his ministry. As that could not materialise, we were hopeful about some judicious decision from those at the helm of affairs regarding our grievances. However, we are totally disappointed with this expansion,� president of the student body Arunjyoti Moran said.
The organisation has demanded a Cabinet berth for one member from Moran and Muttock communities from among the four MLAs � Balin Chetia, Suren Phukan, Binod Hazarika and Rituparna Barua.
�If they continue to deprive us this way, we will be compelled to launch a protest action. Moreover, people of both the communities would lose their trust on the State government,� he added.