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Cong hits back at Opp on land deal

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 24 � The Congress party today hit back at the Opposition camp and those voicing against the Indo-Bangla land exchange deal with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stating that the Asom Gana Parishad, Bharatiya Janata Party, All Assam Students� Union and the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti was never in support of solving the vexed border problem between the two countries.

Addressing a mass rally organized at the Sarusajai sports complex, Gogoi said, �The AGP, BJP and the AASU never want the border problem to be solved as they will be left with no other issue to mislead the people of Assam.�

Elaborating on the land deal, the Chief Minister said: �The land in question was never in our possession and through the deal, Assam has now managed to bring back 1240 acres of land under its possession. I think they want the land to be under Bangladesh�s possession.�

Gogoi questioned the Opposition camp as to why they did not made any appeal in any form to get back the land which, though featured in country�s map, was actually in Bangladesh�s possession since partition.

�These units are opportunist and are trying to mislead the people for their vested political interest,� Gogoi said.

Gogoi, who was severe against the AASU, termed the students� body, especially the Assam agitation leaders, responsible for misleading the students in the name of agitation.

�I want to ask the AASU leadership why they did not consult the people of Assam before signing the Assam Accord. Even after they came to the power, they resorted to political killing and the plight of the people worsened day by day,� Gogoi said.

�As they are often found saying, I assure them that the State will never have a Bangladeshi Chief Minister as Congress party does not rely on foreigners vote bank,� he asserted.

Gogoi said that the State Government was committed to ensure steady growth and development of the State and problems like unemployment and rural development would be given top priority.

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Cong hits back at Opp on land deal

GUWAHATI, Sept 24 � The Congress party today hit back at the Opposition camp and those voicing against the Indo-Bangla land exchange deal with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stating that the Asom Gana Parishad, Bharatiya Janata Party, All Assam Students� Union and the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti was never in support of solving the vexed border problem between the two countries.

Addressing a mass rally organized at the Sarusajai sports complex, Gogoi said, �The AGP, BJP and the AASU never want the border problem to be solved as they will be left with no other issue to mislead the people of Assam.�

Elaborating on the land deal, the Chief Minister said: �The land in question was never in our possession and through the deal, Assam has now managed to bring back 1240 acres of land under its possession. I think they want the land to be under Bangladesh�s possession.�

Gogoi questioned the Opposition camp as to why they did not made any appeal in any form to get back the land which, though featured in country�s map, was actually in Bangladesh�s possession since partition.

�These units are opportunist and are trying to mislead the people for their vested political interest,� Gogoi said.

Gogoi, who was severe against the AASU, termed the students� body, especially the Assam agitation leaders, responsible for misleading the students in the name of agitation.

�I want to ask the AASU leadership why they did not consult the people of Assam before signing the Assam Accord. Even after they came to the power, they resorted to political killing and the plight of the people worsened day by day,� Gogoi said.

�As they are often found saying, I assure them that the State will never have a Bangladeshi Chief Minister as Congress party does not rely on foreigners vote bank,� he asserted.

Gogoi said that the State Government was committed to ensure steady growth and development of the State and problems like unemployment and rural development would be given top priority.