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Parties urged to clarify stand on key issues


GUWAHATI, March 24 � Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has made an appeal to the political parties to make their respective stands amply clear on the issues facing the State�s people.

In a statement, the voluntary organisation has alleged that issues like flood and erosion, constitutional safeguard to the indigenous people, the updating of the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC), the sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, deportation of foreign nationals, compelling China to shelve its proposed mega dam projects on the Brahmaputra once and for all, an end to the process of transfer of ownership rights of Assam land to outsiders, the issue of insurgency evolving a strong industrial policy for the State, physical protection of Majuli, among others, have been hanging fire for the past several decades.

The issues like equal development of all sections of the indigenous people of the State, establishment of employment zones in the Central Government offices located in the State for the benefit of the local job-seekers, an economic package for the development of the State, revitalization of the Brahmaputra Board, etc, are also there to be solved, it said.

The political parties should unite on all these issues sinking all their ideological differences. They should ensure integrity of the existing territory of the State and in the process they should also involve the Sahitya Sabhas and other national organisations of the State's people in an effective manner under a single umbrella, said the voluntary organisation.

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