Silchar, May 30: The Citizens' Rights Preservation Committee, Assam, today urged the new government, led by the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, to take immediate steps to resolve the D-voter problem in Assam.
Committee president Nripendra Chandra Saha, secretary general Sadhan Purkayastha and general secretary Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, in a statement congratulating the new chief minister, his cabinet and party colleagues, hailed the BJP and its allied parties for their thumping victory in the Assembly Assembly election, 2016.
They said the new government came to power propagating the slogan of paribartan (change), on which the people relied upon and "now it is their turn to prove their worth, loyalty and commitment towards the people of Assam".
The leaders of the committee reminded that before the last Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party colleagues had assured the linguistic and religious minorities of Assam that they would solve their long-pending problems, including D-voters, detention camps and citizenship, if voted to power.
"Keeping faith on them and their promises, the people of Assam, irrespective of caste, creed, community, language and religion had voted unanimously for the BJP and helped the party to form the government at the Centre," said Das Purkayastha.
"Now, it is their turn to fulfil the expectations of the people," he added.
BJP demands compensation: The Mizoram BJP today asked the state government to compensate the families who lost pigs owing to the outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in Champhai town and its surrounding villages.
The BJP slammed the Congress-ruled government for allowing the import of pigs from Myanmar despite knowing about the outbreak of the disease in the neighbouring country. Over 3,000 pigs died in one month in Mizoram because of PRRS, which is caused by a virus known as arterivirus.