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Ticket seekers at AGP office

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Nearly 700 aspirants have collected the application forms for Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) nomination for the 2011 Assembly elections. Party sources here said that this is for the first time since 1985, the year in which the party came into being, that such a huge number of aspirants have collected application forms for AGP tickets.

It is reported that along with the senior leaders and MLAs over 100 young men have also collected the forms to apply for party tickets.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister dug up old records to draw comparison between AGP regime and Congress rule. The GDP growth rate during AGP rule was 2.53 per cent, while in 2009-2010 it is 6.33 per cent. The per capita income in 2001 was Rs 13,000, and last fiscal it was Rs 26,200. The idea is to touch the all-India level, he said.

The aim is to expose AGP and BJP�s tall claims. When they were in power at the State and Centre, not a single big project was sanctioned to Assam, he said.

Gogoi said his party is gearing up to face the Assembly elections. The Congress-government would consolidate on the gains made and work on foundation laid during the Congress rule. Peace and stability, economic development, flow of investment and sense of security among the people have been identified as Party�s new thrust line.

Gogoi said the State Government would press for declaration of erosion problem as the national problem. During the last three-four years, I failed to convince the Centre that erosion is far worst problem than floods,� he said.

Under the Calamity Relief Fund norms, erosion affected people are not entitled to relief under the scheme. Since 1951, 8.90 lakh populations have been affected, while a total area of 4 lakh hectares has been lost. The total loss has been estimated at Rs 20,000 crore.

Asserting that key to problem lay in reclamation of Brahmaputra river, he said a team of German experts are studying the issue and a European country is keen to finance the project. �We have moved Government of India for permission,� he said.

The German team has already made a presentation and noted expert Nayan Sarma of Roorkee Institute of Technology is also involved with the project, he said.

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Ticket seekers at AGP office

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Nearly 700 aspirants have collected the application forms for Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) nomination for the 2011 Assembly elections. Party sources here said that this is for the first time since 1985, the year in which the party came into being, that such a huge number of aspirants have collected application forms for AGP tickets.

It is reported that along with the senior leaders and MLAs over 100 young men have also collected the forms to apply for party tickets.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister dug up old records to draw comparison between AGP regime and Congress rule. The GDP growth rate during AGP rule was 2.53 per cent, while in 2009-2010 it is 6.33 per cent. The per capita income in 2001 was Rs 13,000, and last fiscal it was Rs 26,200. The idea is to touch the all-India level, he said.

The aim is to expose AGP and BJP�s tall claims. When they were in power at the State and Centre, not a single big project was sanctioned to Assam, he said.

Gogoi said his party is gearing up to face the Assembly elections. The Congress-government would consolidate on the gains made and work on foundation laid during the Congress rule. Peace and stability, economic development, flow of investment and sense of security among the people have been identified as Party�s new thrust line.

Gogoi said the State Government would press for declaration of erosion problem as the national problem. During the last three-four years, I failed to convince the Centre that erosion is far worst problem than floods,� he said.

Under the Calamity Relief Fund norms, erosion affected people are not entitled to relief under the scheme. Since 1951, 8.90 lakh populations have been affected, while a total area of 4 lakh hectares has been lost. The total loss has been estimated at Rs 20,000 crore.

Asserting that key to problem lay in reclamation of Brahmaputra river, he said a team of German experts are studying the issue and a European country is keen to finance the project. �We have moved Government of India for permission,� he said.

The German team has already made a presentation and noted expert Nayan Sarma of Roorkee Institute of Technology is also involved with the project, he said.