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ULFA(I) diktat defied; tricolor fluttering

Defying ULFA diktat, national flag kept fluttering in the sky of Assam as the state along with other parts of the country celebrated the 70th Independence Day on Monday.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hoisted the flag in the central function at the Khanapara Veterinary Playground and took salute of the march past by army, police, para military forces and scouts and guides.

In his address, the Chief Minister stressed peace which he said is the key to development. He said that his government has been trying to step up the pace of development and that his government is committed to implement the Assam Accord in letter in spirit.

His cabinet colleagues along with many legislators and bureaucrats unfurled the national flags in the district and sub divisional headquarters in the morning.

Barring a few stray incidents the red letter day is peaceful.

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