Former CM Sonowal will be given new responsibility, says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said former Assam chief Sarbananda Sonowal will be given new responsibility.

Talking to media persons in New Delhi, Sarma said that Central leadership will take decision about Sonowal. The former chief minister will be given new responsibility taking into consideration his past experience in Centre and the state. “However I am not aware about what will be the new role.”

Sarma said. “When we last met Naddaji he said the Himanta wil be the chief minister for five years and Sonowal will be given new responsibility.” J P Nadda is the national president of BJP.

Sarma said that Union Home minister is likely to visit Shillong next month holding meeting with North-eastern chief ministers and discuss the pending interstate border issues and the drug trafficking

Sarma who is in his maiden visit to New Delhi after assuming the charge of chief minister said, “

During the visit of Home minister next month, all North-eastern CMs will try to discuss the pending border issues and the drug menace”

He added, “Given the improving Covid scenario, we are considering relaxing lockdown rules from 7th June. Last month we acquired 5 lakh vaccines and this month we procured 7 lakh vaccines to meet the demands of our state and the North-eastern region.”

He added, “Last month we got 13 lakh vaccines, this month we will get 19 lakhs and in July we will get 30 to 35 lakh from Government of India. Shortage of vaccines is temporary and soon we will tide over it.”

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The chief minister added peace accord with militant outfits in KarbiAnglong will be inked within a week. “We are finding ways to initiate peace process with ULFA-Independent. ULFA’s chief Paresh Barua has reportedly stated he wants sovereignty as an agenda of discussion however we take oath to protect the sovereignty of India. However, both ULFA and government of India are for peace and people of Assam want permanent peace.”

Sarma said that tirade against illegal drugs in Assam will continue.

Recently Assam police has launched massive drive against drugs in Assam.

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