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Assam to hold cabinet meeting in river Island


The Assam government will hold a cabinet meeting in river Island Majuli on Thursday.

The Island, a sub-division now, will also be declared a full-fledged district.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and most ministers in his cabinet have already reached the Island. 

This is the first time a cabinet meeting will be held in the Island, which was the top seat of neo-Vaishnavite culture propagated by the 15th century saint, Srimanta Sankardev.

"Majuli will become the nerve centre of governance in the state and people will have to help in realizing the true potential of Majuli," the Chief Minister told the media.