SIVASAGAR, May 10 - The Sivasagar unit of AASU has threatened a democratic protest movement against the ONGC allegedly for its move to hand over Geleki oil field to Schlumbereger Pvt Ltd.
In a release signed by Ashim Dutta, president and Samiran Phukan, general secretary, of the students body said that the ONGC, despite repeated protests from various organisations against privatisation of oil fields has virtually overlooked the local people�s interest and is hell bent on leasing out the most profit-making field which was developed at a whopping cost of Rs 262 crore recently to augment production, to a private company. AASU in the release stated that on December 20, 2016 and on October 13, 2017, the ONGC Executive Director was apprised of the demands of the student body which included clauses regarding opposition to privatisation of oil fields.
The student organisation warned the leading PSU not to go ahead with their privatisation programme. Sarat Hazarika, education secretary, AASU central committee said that the global player might have forgotten the earlier bitter experiences of bandhs and barricades adopted by various organisations against it due largely for its anti people policies. The AASU unit through the release reminded the ONGC authority of sterner moves against it if it chooses to continue overlooking their demands.