Union home minister Rajnath Singh assured that territorial integrity of Assam would not be compromised when the final Naga peace accord is signed. Singh gave this assurance to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal when the latter called him last evening to apprise about the situation in the Dima Hasao district following recent protests against the demand for a ‘Greater Nagalim’.
Informing this in a statement, Sonowal today said, “The union home minister assured that the territorial integrity of Assam will be fully protected. There should be no apprehension in anyone’s mind as not a single inch of Assam’s land will be parted with any state”. He also called upon the people of the state to maintain peace and harmony.
The CM has also invited various organizations of the Dima Hasao district for a meeting in his conference hall at Janata Bhawan in a bid to diffuse tension and also to inform them in unequivocal terms about the state and the union governments stand on the issue.
Moreover, earlier on January 25, as per the chief minister’s direction, minister for industry and commerce, parliamentary affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary held a meeting with the chief executive member and other executive members of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council along with representatives of various organisations of the district at Janata Bhawan to inform them about the government’s stand and to caution them against rumours and misinformation. Further, cabinet ministers Parimal Suklabaidya and Keshav Mahanta also visited the district on January 27 and held meetings with district administration and local public.