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Assam CM Sonowal asks for Media’s Cooperation to Help Achieve BJP’s Goals

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Guwahati, January 1, 2019:

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, making an appeal for peace, asked for the media’s cooperation to help his BJP Government achieve its aims.

Extending a cordial welcome to the media, Sonowal stated that he loves criticism, and stated that it is important for the Government so that it can “improve”.

LIVE | CM Sarbananda Sonowal's Press Conference at Khanapara

LIVE | CM Sarbananda Sonowal's Press Conference at Khanapara

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“The media is the 4th pillar of democracy, and provides fuel to run the other pillars efficiently”, Sonowal stated, adding, “The writings and the visuals determine the people’s attitude.”

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Urging the media to spread an atmosphere of ‘positivity’ about the Government, the Assam CM Sonowal made an appeal to the media to come forward and aid the Govenment achieve its aims.

It may be mentioned that Sonowal and his cohorts have come under scathing attack from various sections of the media after the BJP party rammed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act through the Parliament. The Assam CM came under heavy scrutiny as he remained mum on the issue, despite many Northeast Indian leaders — many of them part of the BJP-led NEDA, slammed the legislation.

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Sonowal’s silence over the issue raised many eyebrows, and the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), of which he was once the President, has launched vicious attacks against the leader for his stand (or lack, thereof) against the Bill-turned-Act.

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