Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is amongst the four chief ministers from across India attending the dinner party being hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind for US President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The chief ministers of Haryana, Telangana, and Karnataka – Manohar Lal Khattar, K Chandrasekhar Rao and BS Yediyurappa respectively – are the three CMs, who were invited for the gala dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
United States (US) President Donald Trump was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind welcomed the US president and wife Melania at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jarad Kushner and other top US diplomats also accompanied the US president.
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As per reports, a lavish feast has been prepared by the Rashtrapati Bhavan in-house chefs for the US President and his delegation.
The menu comprises Indian cuisine with an American twist.
“Our idea is to showcase Indian food with American spices at the state banquet,” a media report quoted an official involved in the preparation of the menu as saying.
Wild Atlantic salmon sprinkled with Cajun spice will be served as fish tikkas.
The US delegation will also be served raan ali-shan – a dish where goat legs are marinated for at least twelve hours and then grilled.
A rich rogan josh gravy will be accompanied as a side dish with raan ali-shan.
Dal Raisina, a signature dish of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, will also be served.
For starters, there will be an amuse-bouche made from orange covered with peels of golden leaf and sprinkles of golden dust. This will be followed by an Indian entrée of aloo tikki with paalak papdi.
A lemon coriander shorba soup will also be served.
Dum –guchi matar made with morels will be served followed by dum –gosht biryani for non-vegetarians and deg ki biryani for vegetarians.
For desserts, there will be malpua with rabri, hazelnut apple pie, and vanilla ice cream topped with salty caramel sauce.
It is learnt that Assam chief minister Sonowal is likely to submit the report of the 13-member committee on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
The committee chairman Justice (retired) Biplab Kumar Sharma submitted the report to Assam chief minister Sonowal on Tuesday morning.
Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord pledges to provide constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social and linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.
It is reported that the committee has proposed 1951 as the cut-off year for defining the indigenous besides implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the Assam.
The committee has recommended that those residing in Assam since 1951, and their descendants, are to be considered as the indigenous people of the state.