Reacting to the violent incidents in Dima Hasao over Nagalim, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said no land of Assam will be included in proposed Nagalim.
“The state’s geographical territory would not be compromised. The people in any part of the state need not worry about proposed Nagalim and people in Dima Hasao should not have any apprehension regarding this,” Chief Minister Sonowal said in a statement issued from New Delhi.
Stating that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has already assured of non-inclusion of Assam’s land in Nagalim and state government has also taken all steps to ensure the same, Sonowal called upon the people of the state to maintain peace and harmony.
Following the chief minister’s direction a crucial meeting was held at Dispur where chief executive member and executive member of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council along with representatives of various organisations of Dima Hasao took part.
Assam Industry and Commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, who chaired the meeting, said that not a single inch of Assam’s land would be conceded at any cost and it was also made clear by the chief minister in his statement.
Patowary further said that the state government is taking a lot of initiatives for the rapid development of Dima Hasao and he called on all sections of the people to maintain peace and harmony in the district and join hands with the government in the developmental initiatives.
Terming the recent incidents of Dima Hasao as unfortunate, the minister urged the people to stay alert to prevent any such incidents from taking place in the future.
He also urged them not to be misled by rumours and misinformation.
The Industry and Commerce Minister also informed that following the chief minister’s direction both Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta and PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya will visit Dima Hasao on Saturday for taking stock of the situation.