NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Jan 4 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has announced its stand for the talks with the Assam Government asking for openness and transparency in the much expected meet over the Gerukamukh power dam being constructed by National Hydro-electrical Power Corporation.
This was made public by KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi in a press meet in Ghagar Nagar, 20 km east of North Lakhimpur where they had been staging a blockade against NHPC since December 16.
The KMSS leader welcomed State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi for his assurance for an open and transparent discussion over the issue of the dam and said that all the invitees of the talk, representing different organizations opposing the construction of the dam over Subansiri would raise the same points in the talks.
The Assam government had earlier invited eight different organizations of the anti-dam agitation including KMSS, AASU, AJYCP, TMPK and others for separate talks over the same issue.
The KMSS leader said that though all the invited organizations would attend the talks separately, each of them would raise the same issue with same points. He also asked the public not to expect something great overnight from the talks and informed that this discussion was going to be one of the first efforts and attempts over the issue and not the last one. Akhil Gogoi also asked the organization, Friends of Arunachal, not to mistake the anti-dam agitations in Assam as their actions were not meant for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and asked its leaders to support the movement for the environmental safety of both the neighbouring states.
Significantly the KMSS leader also made it clear that there would be no compromise on the opposition of the construction of the dam over Subansiri at Gerukamukh at the discussion table. He also said that the KMSS and other associated organizations would put forward their points at the discussion based on the feedback given by the public of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji with whom they were meeting on this day.