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Call to avoid confrontation over LSHEP

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 12 � The State unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has stated that the State Government should avoid the path of confrontation in the matter of execution of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP).

Meanwhile, voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has also pleaded that the Government should resolve the LSHEP tangle through dialogues.

The CPI-M State Committee, in a statement here, said that the Government has demonstrated unnecessary arrogance on the issue. The State Government has not bothered to implement its assurance to get the impact of the LSHEP studied by experts of national and international repute.

But at present, the Government is extending support to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in completing the construction of the LSHEP by exerting force. The CPI-M has been demanding construction of the project only after taking all the steps to secure the life and property of the downstream people. But the State Government and the NHPC authorities have been turning a deaf ear to this demand, said the party in its statement.

The SGBG, in a statement, has said that the State as well as the Central governments should hold talks with the people�s organisations in the State which have been agitating on the issue of the proposed and under-implementation mega dam projects in the NE region. Or else, the arrogance of the Governments will send a wrong signal to the people of the State and thus strengthen the secessionist forces, which have been stalling developmental activities in the State for the past about three decades, it said.

The political parties of the country should also raise the issue in the Parliament, effectively mounting pressure on the Government to settle the issue amicably through dialogues. Otherwise, the multi-party democracy of the country will prove to be meaningless, said the voluntary organisation.

�We are really astounded at the role played by the major political parties of the country on the issue. Their very attitude is providing lifeblood to the secessionist forces here,� said the voluntary organisation in its statement signed by its president Dhiren Barua.

It further said that it is shameful to remind these parties and the Government of India that people of Assam made significant contributions to the freedom struggle of the country and many people from Assam embraced martyrdom to make the country free from colonial clutches.

But in the post-Independence era, the people of Assam have been meted out such a treatment that has hurt their sentiments, added the voluntary organisation.

It made an appeal to the Government of India and political parties of the country to bring an end to all such discriminatory treatment towards the people of Assam.

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Call to avoid confrontation over LSHEP

GUWAHATI, Sept 12 � The State unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has stated that the State Government should avoid the path of confrontation in the matter of execution of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP).

Meanwhile, voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has also pleaded that the Government should resolve the LSHEP tangle through dialogues.

The CPI-M State Committee, in a statement here, said that the Government has demonstrated unnecessary arrogance on the issue. The State Government has not bothered to implement its assurance to get the impact of the LSHEP studied by experts of national and international repute.

But at present, the Government is extending support to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in completing the construction of the LSHEP by exerting force. The CPI-M has been demanding construction of the project only after taking all the steps to secure the life and property of the downstream people. But the State Government and the NHPC authorities have been turning a deaf ear to this demand, said the party in its statement.

The SGBG, in a statement, has said that the State as well as the Central governments should hold talks with the people�s organisations in the State which have been agitating on the issue of the proposed and under-implementation mega dam projects in the NE region. Or else, the arrogance of the Governments will send a wrong signal to the people of the State and thus strengthen the secessionist forces, which have been stalling developmental activities in the State for the past about three decades, it said.

The political parties of the country should also raise the issue in the Parliament, effectively mounting pressure on the Government to settle the issue amicably through dialogues. Otherwise, the multi-party democracy of the country will prove to be meaningless, said the voluntary organisation.

�We are really astounded at the role played by the major political parties of the country on the issue. Their very attitude is providing lifeblood to the secessionist forces here,� said the voluntary organisation in its statement signed by its president Dhiren Barua.

It further said that it is shameful to remind these parties and the Government of India that people of Assam made significant contributions to the freedom struggle of the country and many people from Assam embraced martyrdom to make the country free from colonial clutches.

But in the post-Independence era, the people of Assam have been meted out such a treatment that has hurt their sentiments, added the voluntary organisation.

It made an appeal to the Government of India and political parties of the country to bring an end to all such discriminatory treatment towards the people of Assam.