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Sonowal reiterates commitment to make Assam corruption, terror free

IANS  |  Guwahati 

on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to making the state free of corruption, terrorism and illegal immigrants.

He made the remarks after he unfurled the national flag marking the nation's 72nd at the ground in Khanapara here.

assured that his government was keeping a close watch to ensure that no genuine Indian citizen's name was left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and equally alert that no illegal foreigner's name entered the list.

The thanked the 55,000 government employees who made the NRC upgradation a reality and the Police for being able to maintain law and order in the state.

"We firmly believe that the NRC is going to make free of illegal foreigners," said Sonowal, adding that his government has taken stern steps to seal the Indo-border effectively to ensure that there is no fresh infiltration from across the border.

Regarding the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, the said: "A total of 55 people have been arrested so far and the recruitment process has been made transparent."

also said the government has taken up steps to empower women, particularly in tea garden areas.

Thousands of people in Guwahati and across the state took to the streets to celebrate despite a boycott call give by militant outfits.



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First Published: Wed, August 15 2018. 12:08 IST