GUWAHATI, Feb 28 � The next meeting of the State Cabinet is expected to give a formal nod for setting up of a Police Commissionerate system in the city. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today told media-persons here that he has yesterday signed the relevant files in this regard. �Now the issue will be taken up by the Cabinet at its next meeting,� he said.
Asked if the announcement of Lok Sabha poll schedule and the enforcement of the model code of conduct will delay the setting up of the planned model, Gogoi said the State government will try to implement it at the earliest.
Regarding the Kalaigaon incident, Gogoi said the situation there is now under control.
Asked about the government�s inaction vis-a-vis KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi, the Chief Minister said, �Just wait. Whatever action we take will follow the legal course. I am not a dictator. The Home Department only deals with policy formulation. It is the police which finally take action.� He denied being soft with KMSS. �I am not afraid of Akhil. We did not fear ULFA and NDFB. So there is no question of being afraid of Akhil,� he said.
Regarding the formation of one-man expert panel to be headed by former Home Secretary GK Pillai, which has been constituted to study and examine the demand for Bodoland, Gogoi said, �The Committee will look at the issue; it will discuss the matter with all the stakeholders and look at the viability of it.�
Asked if his government is in favour of a separate State status for Bodoland, Gogoi said, �We have not said anything in this regard.�
He added, �Personally, we want everybody to stay together. But at the same time we want the highest possible economic and social development of all communities.�