Prafulla Mahanta is the only Surviving Signatory of the Assam Accord
GUWAHATI: Two-time Assam Chief Minister, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has become the only surviving signatory of the historical Assam Accord after the death of senior AGP leader, Biraj Kumar Sarma.
The death of the former AGP leader comes at a time when the state is witnessing a number of resolutions against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Bhrigu Kumar Phukan and Biraj Kumar Sarma had signed the historical ‘Assam Accord’ in the presence of then Prime Minister, the late Rajiv Gandhi. The Government of India was represented by the then Home Secretary, RD Pradhan while the Assam government was represented by the then Assam Chief Secretary, PP Trivedi.
It should be mentioned that the BJP-led government at the Centre has constituted a high-powered committee to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and four of the nine members of the committee have already declined to be a part of the committee forcing the Chairman of the committee, MP Bezbaruah to write to the Centre convening that his role has become redundant.