GUWAHATI, Jan 11 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today threatened resumption of its National Highway (NH)-52 blockade programmes to resist transportation of construction items to the Gerukamukh site of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP). It has issued the threat in protest against the alleged deployment of security forces by the administration to facilitate transportation of diesel to the Gerukamukh site of the power project.
In as statement here, the KMSS alleged that in the aftermath of the bilateral discussion of the anti-mega dam agitators with the Group of Ministers (GoM) of the State, the Government is trying to take advantage of the softness demonstrated by the agitating organisations during the discussion. And it is now providing security cover to the �illegal act� of transportation of materials to the project site.
The agitating organisations had warned that they would be left to no option but to resume their agitation against movement of construction materials if the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) continues to transport such items to the Gerukamukh site during the continuation of their dialogue with the GoM.
The above warning was sounded by All Assam Students� Union (AASU) advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya, Mising Mimak Kebang president Dr Ranoj Pegu, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) president Manoj Barua and KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi at the time of their discussion with the GoM. But the Government has ignored the warning and provided security to the NHPC authorities in transporting diesel to the Gerukamukh site on January 7 and 10.
For facilitating transportation of diesel to Gerukamukh, the security forces last night applied force to overcome the resistance offered by the anti-mega dam activists camping at Ghagor Nagar and Gogamukh. The NHPC carried four tankers of diesel to Gerukamukh on January 7 and 10, alleged the KMSS.