Guwahati: An eight member committee to prepare a road map to provide the state government with steps for the proper implementation of Assam Accord. There will be five members from All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with three cabinet ministers in the committee.
On Tuesday, a 41 member team of AASU met the chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to discuss on the speedy implementation of Assam Accord and other social issues of the state. The CM had invited the student group.
AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharjee who was present in the meeting said, “The committee will prepare the roadmap within three months and suggest ways for speedy and time bound implementation of the Assam Accord.”
The student leader added that the body has reiterated its demand to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from the state. “We have put our views before the CM and he had also put his views in CAA’s support. We want to achieve a desired result from this discussion and hope that the committee will throw light on it,” he added.
Besides, AASU has also asserted its demand of a scientific study on the impact of big dams on downstream people of the state and opposed the construction of such big dams in the region threatening the environment.
“From sealing the Assam-Bangladesh porous borders to implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord to provide constitutional safeguard to the indigenous people of the state, all were discussed. This was the second time since 2005 that a CM of the state has invited AASU for a discussion voluntarily,” said the AASU delegation.
AASU has also asked chief minister to rename the Guwahati railway station after legendry musician Bhupen Hazarika besides several other demands.