Assam CM discusses Kokrajhar attack, flood issues with Modi, Rajnath

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New Delhi, Aug 6: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed them about the situation in Assam where at least 13 people were hacked to death by militants.

Sonowal, in his meeting with Modi, also appealed him to clear out the situation of recurring floods and erosion especially against the backdrop of recent floods in the state, Assam government sources informed here.

Assam has nearly 1,250 river embankments covering a distance of around 5,000 KM built before 30 years and most of them have outlived their utility and need immediate repairing, the sources said.

Sonowal also sought PM’s help in strengthening the embankments as “a strong network”.

He also expressed that after BJP came to power in Assam, business houses have shown interests for making investment in the state.

The Chief Minister also briefed Modi on the India-Bangladesh fencing issue and requested that the construction work be handed over to to the army as was done along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

He also informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the Kokrajhar violence. The central government has assured full assistance to the state government to deal with the situation.

Following the violence at the Bodo stronghold, Sonowal has cut short his visit to the national capital and returned to the state.

Authorities in Assam have blamed the “anti-talk faction” of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by I.K. Songbijit, who carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, for the massacre.

Wefornews Bureau

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