Assam government wants special Assembly session for controversy treaty.

assembly sessionGuwahati: The Assam Government has requested the Speaker of the State Assembly to summon a special session of the House to discuss the land border agreement signed between India and Bangladesh.

In the meantime, former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta yesterday staged a demonstration in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Mandap in protest against the land border deal.

The Assembly Speaker will confirm the date of the special session in consultation with the Governor. The special session is likely to be held after the Durga Puja festival.

On the other hand, amidst widespread controversy on the land border agreement, a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, office-bearers of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, and district presidents of the Congress and the legislators of the Boroland People’s Front was held in the central hall of the State Assembly to consider the issue.

At the meeting, Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi clarified the Government’s stand on the land border issue and other issues regarding the people of the State.

On the issue of dams, the Chief Minister said that the need for more power cannot be ignored as hydropower is the cheapest power. However, at the same time, he said that the safety and interests of the people of the State would be kept in mind.

The Chief Minister also announced at the meeting that the process of updating the National Register of Citizens would start soon.

Chief Minister’s media adviser Pankaj Bora said that the meeting, which was also attended by APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita, decided to hold a mass rally in Guwahati on Sunday.

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