NALBARI, Dec 9 - AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya has demanded that the Union Government send a team of Central ministers to the State to take stock of the situation arising out of contamination of the Brahmaputra river water.
Addressing a press conference at the Nalbari Swahid Bhawan last evening, Dr Bhattacharya said that the water pollution of Brahmaputra river is considered to be a major natural calamity for the people of the State though the State and Central Governments are not serious on the issue.
He maintained that as the river Brahmaputra is the lifeline of the Assamese people, the river won�t be allowed to die at any cost. He added that had such cases of water pollution taken place in Ganga river, then the Prime Minister along with other ministers and high officials would have visited the river to take stock of the situation and would have taken the issue to an international platform.
He called upon the Government to save the important river. The AASU leader further said that as the water of the river has been declared unfit for drinking by the State Government, it should arrange alternative means of drinking water for the people of the State.
Meanwhile, a high-level team of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) headed by its chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya met the Deputy Commissioners of Nalbari and Barpeta districts to morally boost up the officials and employees engaged in the NRC verification works.
Talking to mediapersons, Dr Bhattacharya said that as the future of the indigenous people of the State depends on the sincerity of Government officials and employees, the AASU team requested the Deputy Commissioners of two important lower Assam districts to extend their helping hands in the smooth completion of NRC updation works.
He added that the Deputy Commissioner has to ensure that no name of illegal Bangladeshi people is included in the NRC. Dr Bhattacharya further said that the foreigners� issue has now turned complicated after 32 years of the signing of the Assam Accord. No political party has shown any interest to solve the State�s burning problem. According to Bhattacharya, the correct NRC is the only solution to the illegal migrants issue.
He added that the AASU and the people of Assam have full confidence in the Supreme Court, which is directly monitoring the ongoing NRC update process in the State.