Assam Accord minister Atul Bora paid a visit to the AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) office – Swahid Nyas in Guwahati on Thursday.
Atul Bora, who himself was associated with the AASU before entering active politics, interacted with the leaders of the students’ body.
He assured the AASU leaders of early implementation of the Assam Accord including the provisions of the Clause 6 of the Accord.
Assam Accord minister Atul Bora, who is also the president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) – ally of the BJP, is the first minister of the portfolio to visit the AASU office.
“Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is very serious about implementation of the Assam Accord. The Assam Government will work closely with the AASU for the implementation of the Accord,” said Assam Accord Minister Atul Bora.
Meanwhile, the AASU leaders have expressed optimism over the implementation of the Assam Accord after the visit of Atul Bora to the office of the students’ body.
Briefing the media, AASU Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya expressed optimism and said that it’s a big development considering the fact that since the signing of the Assam Accord in 1985, for the first time an Assam Accord minister has visited the AASU office and assured implementation of the Accord.
Samujjal Bhattacharya further informed that the Assam Government would soon invite the AASU leaders for discussions on implementation of Assam Accord.
“Today is a historic day as for the first time an Assam Accord minister has visited the AASU office and assured implementation of the Accord. We are happy, but we would be much happier if these assurances see the light on the day soon,” said AASU Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya.