GUWAHATI, July 3 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today expressed its apprehensions over the Central Government taking a �U-turn� on the burning issues confronting the State, including the reported decision concerning resumption of work of the Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project.
The Centre had on Wednesday said that the stalled Lower Subansiri project must go ahead.
The students� body would resort to a �Satyagraha� on July 7 in protest against the decision, reasoning that such a move � and that too before the arrival of the final report of the experts � would prove detrimental to the interests of the indigenous people.
Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, adviser, AASU told reporters today that the go-ahead on the Lower Subansiri project without taking the experts into confidence would not serve the interest of the State.
The AASU leadership also asked the Government to make its stand clear on other issues concerning the State including border fencing, the land-swap deal with Bangladesh, and the visa-related issues involving Bangladeshi migrants.
�We also need a time-bound work module to solve the issues, the way the BJP Government had promised before the elections,� Dr Bhattacharya said, adding that there is still time to make amends.
�We would keep a close eye on the ensuing Railway Budget and the General Budget. Under no circumstances would the interests of the indigenous people be allowed to be compromised,� he asserted.
The AASU announced that it would form a human chain on July 12 in all the district headquarters without disrupting the traffic in protest against the �impractical infrastructure� of the Centre�s four-laning plan.