PM Narendra Modi urges Assam militants to join mainstream

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 3 made a fervent appeal to militants in Assam who have not surrendered yet to return to the mainstream as they are needed to create an ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’.

The NDA government, he asserted, formulated policies that are non-discriminatory and for all sections of society.

“It’s unfortunate that those who divided society and threw crumbs of development at particular sections for their vote bank politics are said to be practising secularism while we, who ensure that development reaches all, are termed communal,” Mr. Modi said, attacking the Congress over long years of violence in the State.

“The NDA government has strived to holistically empower every section of society with our mantra ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’. This game of secularism and communalism has hurt the nation a lot,” he said.

During the last five years, the “double engine” NDA governments at the Centre and in the State have resulted in “double benefit” for Assam, the Prime Minister said.

He came down heavily on those claiming what people who will form the next government will look like and wear.

Mr. Modi was apparently referring to the comments by Abdur Rahim, the son of AIUDF founder and MP Badruddin Ajmal, a Congress ally, who on Friday asserted “dadhi, topi and lungi wallahs” will form the next government in the State.

“There cannot be a bigger insult to Assam. The people of Assam will not tolerate those who insult Assam’s pride and identity and will give them a befitting reply through the ballot,” he said.

The people of the State have decided to vote the NDA to power again, he asserted.

“I say this on the strength of the love, affection and enthusiam they have shown for the NDA in the two phases of polling already held. They are with development, stability, peace, harmony and unity,” he added.

Groom in Wedding Attire Cast Vote in Assam’s Baksa District, Photo Goes Viral

Faced with the onerous responsibility of choosing his leader and life-partner the same day, a groom arrived at a polling station in Bangali Para in Assam’s Baksa district to cast this votes in full wedding attire.

Their pictures have now gone viral after it was shared on social media.

A man, seemingly in his mid-20s, dressed in a groom's regalia, was seen queuing at a polling centre at Bau Haka in Bangali Para in Assam’s Baksa district to cast his vote for the ongoing Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections.

Bokul Pohril, a resident of Bengali Para in Baksa district, sets an example of being a responsible citizen by going to vote at the polling centre on the day of his marriage.

Truly setting an example, the groom was accompanied by family and went to the voting centre in an SUV vehicle adorned with ribbons for the wedding.

Two illegal liquor Godowns busted near Indo-Bhutan Border

Huge consignment of Arunachali made IMFL liquors seized

Guwahati: In yet another major operation, the sleuths of the Excise Intelligence Bureau and jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Rangiya Division jointly busted two illegal liquor godowns near Indo-Bhutan border village in Nagrijuli-Tamulpur area under Baksa District on Friday night.

The officials seized a huge consignment of Arunachali made IMFL liquors during the operation.

Almost 200 plus cartons of illegally made India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized.

It is suspected that these illegally made IMFL liquors were all set for sale and distribution in the lower Assam districts of the state during this Durga Puja season.

Meanwhile, Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya hailed the officials of the EIB and jawans of SSB Rangiya Division for their successful operation.

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Group kills two prisoners in a scuffle in Baksa

GUWAHATI: Amid lockdown in the state, a shocking incident has come to light from Athiagaon in Barpeta Road under Baksa District where two prisoners, recently released under order issued by Supreme Court have been reportedly killed by a group of people on Wednesday morning.

The identities of the prisoners have not been revealed as the matter is under investigation.

Speaking to the Midagemedia, Superintendent of Police, Baksa District, Thube Prateek Vijay Kumar said, “As per preliminary investigation, the incident is suspected to be a case of mob lynching and we have detained 5 to 10 people for questioning.”

SP Kumar also mentioned that both the prisoners are convicted under extortion, murder, dacoity cases and were serving imprisonment for the past 10 to 15 years.

“It has also come to light that a scuffle broke out earlier this morning, where the jail convicts came under attack by a section of people. Both of them were killed during this attack,” added SP Kumar.

A case was registered in connection to the incident at Salbari Police Station in Baksa District.

It is to be noted that recently the apex court vides order dated 23rd March, 2020 have asked the prison authorities to release certain prisoners on bail and parole to avoid the spread of Covid-19, based on which the two prisoners were recently released after serving more than a decade of imprisonment.

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