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AGP rally against land deal, dams

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today took out a protest march from Khanapara indoor stadium playground against the State Government�s decision to cede land to neigbouring country Bangladesh and for encouraging construction of big dams in the State.

Taking part in the procession, the top leaders of the party including party chief Chandra Mohan Patowary and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta asserted that the movement against the Congress Government�s �anti-people� stand will continue till the Government mends its way.

Hundreds of AGP supporters shouted anti-Congress slogans during the procession and demanded non-ratification of the Indo-Bangla deal. The supporters also demanded that construction work of big dams be put to halt at the earliest.

The �Dispur Chalo� procession was, however, stopped mid-way near Rukminigaon as the regional party was not allowed to carry out procession. The permission, according to a senior police official, was only issued to rally in the Khanapara playground by the administration.

Addressing the supporters and party workers, president of the AGP Chandra Mohan Patowary said, �The protest will continue till the burning issues of the common people, be it ceding land to Bangladesh, construction of big dams, price rise or the corruption is not addressed.�

�We are not going to stop our agitation till Assam�s land is brought back. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while trying to woo the Congress bosses, is compromising with the interest of the State and we will never allow anyone to undermine the State�s interest,� Patowary said.

Patowary also dared the State Government to place before the Assembly the pact through which the AGP during its tenure gave away land to Bangladesh, as it is alleged by the Congress leaders.

Two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, while addressing the party workers, alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is playing into the hands of the Congress high-command, which is evident by the land exchange deal between India and Bangladesh.

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AGP rally against land deal, dams

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today took out a protest march from Khanapara indoor stadium playground against the State Government�s decision to cede land to neigbouring country Bangladesh and for encouraging construction of big dams in the State.

Taking part in the procession, the top leaders of the party including party chief Chandra Mohan Patowary and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta asserted that the movement against the Congress Government�s �anti-people� stand will continue till the Government mends its way.

Hundreds of AGP supporters shouted anti-Congress slogans during the procession and demanded non-ratification of the Indo-Bangla deal. The supporters also demanded that construction work of big dams be put to halt at the earliest.

The �Dispur Chalo� procession was, however, stopped mid-way near Rukminigaon as the regional party was not allowed to carry out procession. The permission, according to a senior police official, was only issued to rally in the Khanapara playground by the administration.

Addressing the supporters and party workers, president of the AGP Chandra Mohan Patowary said, �The protest will continue till the burning issues of the common people, be it ceding land to Bangladesh, construction of big dams, price rise or the corruption is not addressed.�

�We are not going to stop our agitation till Assam�s land is brought back. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while trying to woo the Congress bosses, is compromising with the interest of the State and we will never allow anyone to undermine the State�s interest,� Patowary said.

Patowary also dared the State Government to place before the Assembly the pact through which the AGP during its tenure gave away land to Bangladesh, as it is alleged by the Congress leaders.

Two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, while addressing the party workers, alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is playing into the hands of the Congress high-command, which is evident by the land exchange deal between India and Bangladesh.