Assam CM welcomes Cabinet decisions on Assam Accord

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has welcomed the  Union Cabinet’s decision to implement the Assam Accord signed in 1985. He said the Cabinet’s decision is a historic step to safeguard and protect the interest and cultural and linguistic identity of the indigenous people of the state.

The Union Cabinet yesterday approved the setting up a high-level committee for implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord and measures envisaged in the Memorandum of Settlement, 2003 and other issues related to the Bodo community.

“Welcoming the decisions, Mr Sonowal said this is a New Year’s gift to the people of the state from the  Centre.  He said the Cabinet decision will go a long way in securing the future of all indigenous communities of the state.  Assam state BJP President Ranjeet Kumar Dass has also welcomed the decision.

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