NEW DELHI, Dec 29 � In a significant development, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, spearheading the agitation against the mega dams, came under attack in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, with Takam Sanjay hinting its links with the Maoists and urging the Centre to ban the organisation in the interest of national security.
Making a Zero Hour mention this afternoon, Sanjay, who represents Arunachal (West), said over 200 vehicles with occupants have been stranded in Arunachal Pradesh. All heavy equipment, including machineries of National Hydro Power Corporation are not being allowed to move into the site of construction. �This is a serious breach and challenge to the national security of our country,� he said.
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti led by Akhil Gogoi is said to be in connivance with the CPI (M) Maoists� movement in the North-east. For the first time in history, there are authentic reports of their having connivance, collecting arms and ammunition, attacking Assam India Reserve Battalion and all law and order enforcing agencies. Arms and ammunition are being snatched. It is going to be one week now, he said.
�I would urge the Government of India to put a ban on this organisation and declare this organisation to be an outlaw organisation to ensure that the national security of our country is protected,� Sanjay pleaded.
Giving a brief account of the ongoing developments, he said it was in 1999-2000 that the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project in Arunachal Pradesh was awarded to the National Hydro Power Corporation. It took nearly 14 years to conduct survey and investigation by Brahmaputra Board.
After five years the project was declared by the Government of India as a national project. Nearly 80 per cent of the construction work has been done by the National Hydro Power Corporation, he said.
In recent past, in a very sudden and interesting move, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti led by Akhil Gogoi in Assam has created not only nuisance but also havoc to the law and order situation in the North-east. All the North Eastern States including Assam are facing a very typical and difficult situation, Sanjay said.