File photo of Sarbananda Sonowal

On a day when the central government said that the Assam government is yet to forward it the report of the high-level committee set up by the Union Home Ministry on the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 16 claimed that the state government is working on the report.

Talking to reporters in Guwahati, Sonowal said: “The committee was formed to help the government implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and the committee submitted its report.”

“The (state) government has accepted the report with due respect. The government is now working on implementing it,” he added.

The chief minister urged the people to maintain their trust on the government over the issue.

Earlier in the day, Union MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy had informed the Rajya Sabha that the report prepared by the high-level committee set up by the Union Home Ministry on the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord are still under examination of the state government.

“The high-level committee constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Clause 6 of Assam Accord has submitted its report to the Government of Assam and its recommendations are under examination of the state government,” Reddy said in a written reply to a question.

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Six months have passed since the submission of Clause 6 report of the Assam Accord by the high-level committee to the Assam government. The committee was constituted in July 2019 for the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985 and it submitted its report to Sonowal in February this year.

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