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Formation of South Kamrup district hailed
Correspondent
 MIRZA, Feb 2 - The South Kamrup District Demand Coordinator Committee (SKDDCC) has hailed the decision of the Assam Government for formation of the South Kamrup district comprising Chhaygaon, Palasbari and Boko legislative assembly constituencies from Kamrup district, saying that the State Government has fulfilled a long-felt demand of the people of the south bank of the Brahmaputra river living in Kamrup district.

Addressing a gathering of over 4000 people from Palasbari, Chhaygaon and Boko LACs held at Chhayagon on Sunday, vice-president of SKDDCC, Milon Kumar Das said that they had approached three MLAs from Palasbari, Chhaygaon and Boko LACs – Jatin Mali, Rekibuddin Ahmed and Gopinath Das respectively – for facilitating the Assam Government to declare South Kamrup as a new district by bifurcating the Kamrup district for the past eight years, but it was only the MLA of Chhaygaon LAC, Rekibuddin Ahmed, who had spearheaded the formation of South Kamrup district.

He said that the entire people of South Kamrup have heaved a sigh of relief after the formation of the district and the SKDDCC expresses its gratitude to the Chhaygaon MLA and requested him to do the needful for the full operationalization of the district.

Ahmed in his speech profusely thanked Chief Minister Gogoi for honouring the sentiments of the people and hinted that as Chhaygaon LAC falls in the middle of the three LACs - Palasbari, Chhayagon and Boko – hence the headquarters of the South Kamrup could be set up in Chhayagon LAC.

Ahmed said that formation of a full-fledged South Kamrup district would automatically help people get facilities which will help them save time and money.

Later, speaking at a massive council meeting of the Garo tribe of Jamrapitha village located in the remote Assam-Meghalaya border (in Chhayagon LAC), Ahmed highlighted the developmental schemes launched by the Government.

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