If religious books are taught with government funds, then the Gita also has to be taught in Sanskrit tols, Sarma told reporters.
Sarma, also the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor, told reporters here that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had clearly said on Monday that if the anti-talk ULFA(I) faction is ready for negotiations, then "the Centre is more than willing to hold dialogue with them for the sake of permanent peace in Assam and the Northeast."
The anti-CAA protests in Assam are steadily progressing towards an Asomiya linguistic chauvinism. It remains to be seen whether it turns into an anti-Bengali xenophobic movement.
Referring to the "rising" Muslim population, he said, "Ajmal or his son or his grandson will be the Assam chief minister after 30 years and no one can stop it."
Sarma said the government will table CAB in Parliament in November and a new NRC will again be prepared under the leadership of PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah
The Trinamool Congress chief also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are 'two lollipops' being doled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "fool" the people of Assam.
Addressing a rally of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here, Sarma claimed that his party will win 10-11 Lok Sabha seats out of the 14 in Assam in the upcoming elections.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offered gold worth an estimated Rs 38,000, for brides belonging to families with annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh
The SIT, headed by Rajeev Kumar, had ended up unearthing apparent links between the company and ministers, MPs, bureaucrats and celebrities close to the ruling Trinamool
"The government will present the first e-Budget in the Assembly and each legislator will be provided with a tablet (computer) with details of the Budget," Sarma told reporters here.
The government recently held roadshows in Japan, South Korea and Singapore to attract investments, Sarma said.
In a press release, Sarma said, "My speech on divine justice and karmic deficiency is being quoted out of context. In their bid to trivialise and sensationalise, no one is looking at the content of my whole speech and intent."
In the next meeting the GST Council will discuss ways to give relief to the handloom and handicraft sector
As the deadline nears for the rollout of India's biggest tax reform, Haseeb Drabu, FM, Jammu & Kashmir told CNBC-TV18 that panel might spend 2 days in clearing the GST law so that it can go to the Parliament.
Here‘s a low-down on what top ministers from different states expect from upcoming Budget and their views on GST rollout.
The chief minister said those eligible under the scheme must have an annual income up to Rs 3 lakh and for LIG household with an annual income between Rs 3 to 6 lakh. The beneficiaries should not own a pucca house either in his/her name or in the name of any member of his/her family in any part of the country.
While OIL Chairman and Managing Director Utpal Bora handed over a cheque of Rs 1,149.24 crore to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) CMD Dinesh K Sarraf presented a cheque of Rs 300.64 crore.