In poll-bound Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the chief of Greater Coochbehar Peoples’ Association Ananta Roy in Chirang to discuss issues related to the welfare of the Koch-Rajbongshi community.
Addressing the media, Roy said after talking to the Union Minister he is hopeful that the long-pending demands of the Koch-Rajbongshis will be finally considered. Furthermore, Shah has assured a package would be announced for the Rajbongshis after the state polls.
“All our pending demands were discussed at the meeting, and now I can only say that good days are ahead for the Koch-Rajbongshi community,” Roy was quoted saying in a PTI report.
Shah was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam BJP president Ranjeet Dass to Roy’s residence.
The Koch-Rajbongshis along with five other communities in Assam has long been demanding the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.