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AAPSU opposes Rajkhowa�s plea

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Oct 31 - A tussle appear to be brewing between Arunachal Governor JP Rajkhowa and the State Government in the wake of a reported plea by the Governor to the Centre to review its decision to construct an ambitious Greenfield Airport in the State.

The Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU) has already reacted to this, stating that it is deeply shocked and dismayed to learn from reports published in the national media that the Governor has written to the Prime Minister, requesting him to reconsider the decision and instead upgrade the existing airport at Lilabari in Assam.

The AAPSU while condemning this act declared this as a betrayal by the Governor and an effort by him to thwart the collective aspirations of the people of this strategic frontier State.

The Greenfield Airport was declared as part of PM�s Package of January 2008. It is claimed by the State Government that that the project is awaiting its final stages of clearance from the Ministry of Environment.

AAPSU said it is also surprised over the statement of Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga who has suggested the reconsideration of the Greenfield Airport on the grounds that the people of Arunachal Pradesh cannot wait any longer.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha, reviewed the developmental projects in Arunachal Pradesh, at a meeting held here on Friday.

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