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Poll-bound Assam sees official inauguration of 34th district in Bajali

BAJALI: Ahead of the ensuing elections in Assam, the inauguration ceremony of the new district of Assam, Bajali, was held today.

Ranjit Kumar Dass, president of the Assam unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), participated in the event. Bajali is located around 103 km west of Guwahati.

Bajali, an erstwhile subdivision of Barpeta district was formally declared as a district on January 12 with the announcement made by Governor Jagdish Mukhi. With this, Bajali, which has been carved out of Barpeta district, has become the 34th full-fleged district of the state.

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It is pertinent to mention here that the proposal to make Bajali a district was approved by the Assam government on August 10, 2020.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal, expressing his happiness, wrote on Twitter, “Today is a great day for the people of Bajali subdivision as formal notification declaring it as a district has been issued. I congratulate the people on this occasion. I believe this will pave way for faster development of the educational and cultural hub of Assam.”

It is pertinent to mention that Assam had a total of 27 districts before 2015.
The then Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi formed five more districts for a total of 32 districts, while two more districts were established in 2016. However, these districts are still non-functional due to administrative infrastructure problems.

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