Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the decisions taken on Wednesday by Central Government cabinet are historic steps to safeguard and protect the interest and cultural and linguistic identity of the indigenous people of Assam. Welcoming the decisions of the Union Cabinet, the CM through a statement said that this is a New Year’s gift to the people of the State from the central government.
CM Sonowal said that the union cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured the interest of indigenous people by resolving the matter which remained undecided for 35 years due to lack of political will. “The decisions taken by the Union Cabinet would go a long way in securing the future of all indigenous communities of the State,” Sonowal said.
This Cabinet resolution gives much needed impetus to our fight to secure safeguards for our people. My thanks to PM Shri @narendramodi ji & Shri @rajnathsingh ji for this landmark decision. https://t.co/637eNFM1mU
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) January 2, 2019
On other hand, Assam State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass also welcomed the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet. Dass said, “Decisions such as opening of a superfast train service named ‘Aronai Express’, setting up of Bodo Museum-cum-language and cultural study centre would speed up the equal development measures of BTAD areas.”