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CM takes stock of encroachment in Darrang

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GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday inspected the encroachment in the riverine areas of Sipajhar under Darrang district.

The chief minister travelled by a country boat to reach Gorukhuti near Dhalpur Shiva temple.

He was accompanied by minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Sipajhar MLA Paramananda Rajbongshi and former Mangaldoi MLA Gurujyoti Das.

Visiting the area, CM Sarma said squatters would be evicted in all the parts of Assam.

“120 bigha land of the temple under encroachment of illegal occupants in the area have been freed by

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and district administration. Such squatters would be evicted from all parts of Assam to protect our land and the Assamese identity from encroachers & intruders,” Sarma stated in a tweet.

Dr Sarma also offered prayers at Dhalpur Shiva temple and said all the efforts would be made to turn the temple into a tourist spot.

He assured temple management and local people to set up a Manikut, build a guest house and boundary walls.

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