Himanta Biswa Sarma had an unexpected visitor when he made his first visit to Majuli after becoming the state chief minister. The family of the kidnapped ONGC employee, Retul Saikia, were waiting to meet Sarma. Saikia’s wife, along with their 4-month-old child, met Sarma during his visit to Uttar Kamalabari Satra and requested him to take measures to bring her husband back home.

“I requested him with folded hands to find my husband as soon as possible,” Saikia’s wife said to the media after meeting the chief minister.

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Saikia’s family members were also accompanied by Congress MLA from Titabar constituency Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah. Baruah said that the purpose of their visit was to urge the newly appointed chief minister to take all necessary steps and work in coordination with the centre and defence.

“We believe that the home department along with the centre and senior defence officials will establish communication and bring Retul Saikia back home,” Baruah said.

During the meet, the Chief Minister assured them about all possible steps taken by the state government to find and rescue Saikia at the earliest.

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