Raijor Dal leaders releasing the party’s vision document in Guwahati on Wednesday. – UB Photos
‘Special state’ status to Assam, time-bound implementation of the Assam Accord and completion of the NRC updating process in time are some highlights of the document
GUWAHATI, March 10: The newly formed regional political outfit, Raijor Dal today released its vision document for the ensuing Assembly election.
Some of the highlights of the document include an assurance to bring back ‘special state’ status to Assam, time-bound implementation of the Assam Accord and completion of the NRC updating process in time.
The vision document titled ‘Manoh Darshanar Dalil’, was prepared by a team of noted personalities of Assam, including filmmaker Jahnu Barua, educationist Dr Sitanath Lahkar, Dr Ghanasyam Nath, Indrani Dutta and Dr Narayan Sarma.
The vision document states that the main aim of Raijor Dal is to develop Assam as a politically federal, economically self-reliant and socially inclusive state by ensuring safeguard to all tribes and communities. The document covers altogether 21 different topics related to Assam and its people.
In the vision document, the regional political outfit assures to address the illegal Bangladeshi issue of Assam and at the same time, has expressed its willingness to accept all those who came to this land before March 24, 1971. It has also asserted that the CAA will not be implemented under any condition.
The vision document also voices opposition to construction of big dams and at the same time assures of making Assam self-reliant in electricity production by constructing small hydro-electric dams along with solar power and thermal power plants.
Other assurances of the vision document include a government job to at least one person per family, supply of potable water to every family, irrigation facility to all agricultural land and to make Assam a 100 per cent literate state.
The document also speaks about rehabilitation of all erosion-affected citizens and to solve the inter-state border disputes.
Further, the vision document has included a number of assurances regarding development of agriculture, industry, education, land reform, health, infrastructure development, electricity production, aviation, industrial belt, water resource management, flood and erosion, employment, natural resources, legal reform, language and culture, development of children and women, welfare of minority and other communities, tea tribe welfare, sports, tourism, separate time zone and work permit to illegal migrants who are yet to come under a repatriation process.