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Amit Shah visits the leader of Koch-Rajbongshi at his residence in Assam | India News


CHIRANG: Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the residence of Ananta Roy, the head of the Greater Coochbehar Peoples Association (GCPA), in Assam’s Chirang district, and is believed to have discussed matters related to the welfare of the Koch-Rajbongshi community.
Roy, who calls himself a descendant of the Coochbehar royal family in Bengal, told the media that the Union Interior Minister held talks with him about pending demands from his community which has a substantial population in Lower Assam and the neighboring state.
Shah, who had arrived in Guwahati on Wednesday evening, was accompanied by BJP National Secretary General Kailash Vijayvargiya, Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) coordinator Himanta Biswa Sarma, and Assam President BJP , Ranjeet Dass, during his visit to Roy’s residence in Chatipur.
“All of our pending demands were discussed at the meeting, and now I can only say that good morning is coming for the Koch-Rajbongshi community,” Roy said.
The Koch-Rajbongshis, along with five other communities in Assam, have long been demanding programmed caste status.
When asked if talks were progressing on that front, Roy, however, declined to elaborate.
Roy also clarified that “his team, which has the support of 18.50 billion members, is already part of the NDA,” when asked if an alliance with the BJP was in the offing, before the assembly elections. in Assam and Bengal.
According to the head of the GCPA, Shah “was served a traditional meal, consisting of sweets ‘pithas and tiler laru’, he enjoyed the food and asked for more.”
He said that he had invited the Union Minister to his residence during one of his trips to Delhi.
The interior minister is scheduled to address a public meeting in Coochbehar later that day.
Assembly elections in Bengal and Assam are likely to be held in April-May.

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