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Govt calls anti-dam protesters for talks

By The Assam Tribune
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GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � The Assam Government today invited protesters against Lower Subansiri dam project for talks, as a result of which the ongoing agitation was suspended, reports PTI.

�We will hold the talks on January 5 at the secretariat with the agitation leaders, civil society and experts,� Government spokesman and Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi told reporters here.

Talks will be held with the Missing Students Union, All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), spearheading the movement since December 16, the Minister said.

Simultaneously discussion will also be held with members of the civil society and experts, he said.

Our Correspondent from North Lakhimpur adds: The anti-dam movement led by KMSS and its associate organizations have welcomed the move taken by the Assam government to hold talks with them who have been keeping a blockade against NHPC in the last couple of weeks.

This was disclosed by KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and other leaders at a press meet in Ghagar, here today. Speaking to the press, Gogoi said that they welcome the government�s decision to hold talks with them and asked the State government to hold prior discussions with the Centre and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh for a fruitful outcome of the talk.

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Govt calls anti-dam protesters for talks

GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � The Assam Government today invited protesters against Lower Subansiri dam project for talks, as a result of which the ongoing agitation was suspended, reports PTI.

�We will hold the talks on January 5 at the secretariat with the agitation leaders, civil society and experts,� Government spokesman and Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi told reporters here.

Talks will be held with the Missing Students Union, All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), spearheading the movement since December 16, the Minister said.

Simultaneously discussion will also be held with members of the civil society and experts, he said.

Our Correspondent from North Lakhimpur adds: The anti-dam movement led by KMSS and its associate organizations have welcomed the move taken by the Assam government to hold talks with them who have been keeping a blockade against NHPC in the last couple of weeks.

This was disclosed by KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and other leaders at a press meet in Ghagar, here today. Speaking to the press, Gogoi said that they welcome the government�s decision to hold talks with them and asked the State government to hold prior discussions with the Centre and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh for a fruitful outcome of the talk.

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