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BJP stages dharna over land deal

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 10 � The BJP today staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar Bhawan in New Delhi protesting the handing over of Assam's land to Bangladesh as part of a bilateral treaty.

A statement from the BJP office here said that the agitators turned up in large numbers, denouncing the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre as well as the Congress Government in Assam and shouting slogans.

The BJP leaders asserted that there would be no let-up in its stir until the treaty was rescinded. �We will see to it that the treaty is not ratified in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha�this is a conspiracy to deprive the people of Assam of their own land,� it said.

The BJP also demanded a white paper on the treaty, saying that the Government must make public what Assam would gain from the agreement which was signed keeping the people in the dark.

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BJP stages dharna over land deal

GUWAHATI, Sept 10 � The BJP today staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar Bhawan in New Delhi protesting the handing over of Assam's land to Bangladesh as part of a bilateral treaty.

A statement from the BJP office here said that the agitators turned up in large numbers, denouncing the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre as well as the Congress Government in Assam and shouting slogans.

The BJP leaders asserted that there would be no let-up in its stir until the treaty was rescinded. �We will see to it that the treaty is not ratified in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha�this is a conspiracy to deprive the people of Assam of their own land,� it said.

The BJP also demanded a white paper on the treaty, saying that the Government must make public what Assam would gain from the agreement which was signed keeping the people in the dark.