Guwahati: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Tuesday said that efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has led to peace being restored across the country.

He appealed to those still engaged in armed movements to return to the mainstream for ensuring peace and prosperity for the future generations.

Speaking at a public rally here to mark first anniversary of the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led BJP government in Assam, Sonowal said, From Jammu and Kashmir to Assam and across the country, there is peace everywhere now due to the efforts of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah.

Sonowal, the union minister for ports, shipping and waterways and AYUSH, also appreciated the efforts towards establishing permanent peace, especially in Assam and other NE states.

Sonowal said, Assam was earlier known as a disturbed’ area. Development was very slow. Even after being in power for over 60 years, Congress couldn’t do anything to resolve the problems.

But after Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he has achieved much success in resolving most of the problems, he added.

Appealing to the militants to abjure violence and return to the mainstream, he said, Violence doesn’t solve anything, it breeds counter-violence. I appeal to all to come for peace talks so that we can ensure development and prosperity for our future generations.

Sonowal, who had headed the first BJP-led government here before being replaced by Sarma when the saffron party returned to power in 2021, also congratulated the incumbent government on completing its first year.

Assam has been witnessing continued progress in the last one year under Himanta Biswa Sarma and Team Assam’. I am confident they will continue to work for the people, he added.

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