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PM must make stand clear, says AASU

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, April 19 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has called upon Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to remember the promises that he had made earlier during his visit to the State tomorrow. The AASU alleged that most of the promises made by Dr Singh earlier remained on paper and he should make his stand clear on those issues during his visit to the State.

AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the Prime Minister should make his stand clear on the implementation of the Assam Accord as the promises made by him during the tripartite meeting on May 5, 2005 remained on paper only. He said that during the tripartite meeting, chaired by Dr Singh, some major decisions like completion of the fencing along the Indo-Bangla border within one year, updating the National Register of Citizens within two years, declaration of flood and erosion as national problems, special employment package for the unemployed youths of the state etc were taken but none of the decisions has been fulfilled.

Bhattacharya said that the Prime Minister had also assured to review the progress of implementation of the decisions taken in that meeting after a year in another tripartite meeting but seven years have passed and Dr Singh is yet to review the progress.

The AASU adviser said that the problem of infiltration of foreigners to Assam has become more serious than ever before and this happened because of the lack of seriousness on the part of the Central and State Governments to deal with the problem.

The Prime Minister should be thanked for taking the initiative for starting the implementation of the gas cracker project, but the work remains very slow and Dr Singh should entrust a cabinet minister with the responsibility of monitoring the progress, he added. He also said that the Numaligarh Refinery also needs special support from the Centre and the Prime Minister should look into the matter.

Bhattacharya said that being a member of Parliament from Assam, Dr Singh should have taken personal initiative for the all round development of the North East region, but he failed to do so and even today, the Government of India failed to take steps to improve railway communication by construction of double track, while, half of the state is not covered by four lane highways.

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PM must make stand clear, says AASU

GUWAHATI, April 19 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has called upon Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to remember the promises that he had made earlier during his visit to the State tomorrow. The AASU alleged that most of the promises made by Dr Singh earlier remained on paper and he should make his stand clear on those issues during his visit to the State.

AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the Prime Minister should make his stand clear on the implementation of the Assam Accord as the promises made by him during the tripartite meeting on May 5, 2005 remained on paper only. He said that during the tripartite meeting, chaired by Dr Singh, some major decisions like completion of the fencing along the Indo-Bangla border within one year, updating the National Register of Citizens within two years, declaration of flood and erosion as national problems, special employment package for the unemployed youths of the state etc were taken but none of the decisions has been fulfilled.

Bhattacharya said that the Prime Minister had also assured to review the progress of implementation of the decisions taken in that meeting after a year in another tripartite meeting but seven years have passed and Dr Singh is yet to review the progress.

The AASU adviser said that the problem of infiltration of foreigners to Assam has become more serious than ever before and this happened because of the lack of seriousness on the part of the Central and State Governments to deal with the problem.

The Prime Minister should be thanked for taking the initiative for starting the implementation of the gas cracker project, but the work remains very slow and Dr Singh should entrust a cabinet minister with the responsibility of monitoring the progress, he added. He also said that the Numaligarh Refinery also needs special support from the Centre and the Prime Minister should look into the matter.

Bhattacharya said that being a member of Parliament from Assam, Dr Singh should have taken personal initiative for the all round development of the North East region, but he failed to do so and even today, the Government of India failed to take steps to improve railway communication by construction of double track, while, half of the state is not covered by four lane highways.