BJP to give land rights to indigenous people of Assam


GUWAHATI: The meeting of the new executive committee of Assam State BJP took resolution to give land rights to the indigenous people of the state.

The meeting which was attended by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, health and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Tuesday reiterated the BJP government’s commitment to protect the rights of the indigenous communities in Assam.

The party also took resolution to evict the illegal settlers from the land of sattras, namghars and Kaziranga National Park.

On the other hand, addressing the party leaders and workers in Assam through video conference, BJP national president JP Nadda praised the Assam government for effectively handling twin problems of flood and COVID-19 simultaneously.

Nadda also said that the “bold decision” of prime minister Modi to impose the lockdown helped the country immensely in tackling the COVID-19 situation.

The BJP chief said that World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Modi for his efforts to help the poor during the lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

On the works done amid the pandemic by the government, Nadda said that 1,400 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals have been set up across the country during the last four months.

Besides, the country augmented its testing capacity by many folds and India’s production capacity of personal protective equipment (PPE) kit is now four lakh per day which was zero in March, he added.

The BJP president said that the economic package announced by Modi during the pandemic has helped millions of poor people across the country.

Nadda also slammed the Congress for criticising the government”s management of the pandemic.

He praised the Assam government led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for effectively handling twin problems of flood and COVID-19 simultaneously.