Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the central and state governments are committed to implementing the BTR Accord signed on January 10 last.

The chief minister said reaching out to every indigenous tribal family to hear their grievances is the duty of every responsible worker of the BJP party.

Addressing the concluding session of the 1st delegate meeting of Assam Tribal Morcha of the BJP at Kokrajhar on Wednesday, Sonowal said, “BTR Accord was a gift of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish permanent peace and development of the region in all spheres.”

He said, “The BJP governments both at the Centre and the state are giving maximum attention towards the development of indigenous tribal people and delivering their due rights and privileges which were left neglected by the Congress governments.”

Sonowal said BJP’s Tribal Morcha, Mahila Morcha, Youth Morcha, Minority Morcha, SC and OBC Morcha should be active enough and must reach the poor and work for the eradication of their grievances.

He called upon the Tribal Morcha leaders and workers to go to 17 lakh tribal families and take the data of their problems and ask to report to the government by November 15 next so that the government can take initiatives to solve their problems.

Sonowal said the BJP has given priority to the development of science and technology and called upon the youths to embrace it.

Giving priority to self-reliant, he said, “Everybody should stress on sustainable development.”

He called upon the farmers to adopt scientific approach.

He also said the BJP government desires equal development with dignity.

The meeting, which was chaired by Haren Deori, the president of the State ST Morcha, was also addressed by MP Dilip Saikia, CEM of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Debolal Gorlosa and attended by minister Sum Ronghang, Union minister Rameswar Teli, MLA Ramakanta Deori and CEM of BJP-ruled autonomous councils.

Earlier, the chief minister offered prayer at Bathou Thanshali and paid tribute to Bodofa UN Brahma at his portrait.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com