GUWAHATI, Oct 30: “We must stay united against terrorism and must defeat ill designs of all the forces inimical to the society’s progress. Only peace can lead to development and harmony among all sections of the society is must for achieving lasting peace.” Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday stated while participating at the observation of Black Day in memory of the victims of October 30 serial explosions in eight places of Guwahati, Kokrajhar and Barpeta.
Stating that last two Independence Day celebrations in the state saw people spontaneously coming out in large numbers to participate, Sonowal reiterated that law and order situation of the state has been gradually improving and that is why, investors have been showing interest to come to the state and set up bases. Assam has become a peaceful state and state’s impression of being a highly progressive state has strongly been put in place outside the state as well, he quipped.
Extending his sympathies to the families of the victims, the chief minister said that the government is committed to look after the needs of the families and he urged the people to stay alert against any act of terrorism and cooperate with the government to realise the goal of a terrorism free Assam. Not conflict but harmony is the need of the hour and people from all section of the society must keep the age old bond of unity intact, Sonowal said.
Legal adviser to CM Shantanu Bharali, MLAs Atul Bora and Siddhartha Bhattacharjee, GMC mayor Mrigen Sarania, chief secretary VK Pipersenia, Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner M Angamuthu, Guwahati commissioner of police Hiren Nath were also present in the programme.