Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) stated that the State Government is confusing the people on the issue of the land exchange deed signed by India with Bangladesh recently. It has demanded immediate repeal of the pact or warned continuation of its democratic agitation against the agreement. The party has also announced a ‘Dispur Chalo’ (March to Dispur) agitation on September 30 against the agreement.
Terming the land treaty between India and Bangladesh as a chance one imposed upon the people of Assam, the party has also determined to take its movement to the national capital.
A team of the AGP leaders and activists led by party president Chandra Mohan Patowary would go to New Delhi next week seeking President’s intercession in this issue. The party leaders would sit with the leaders of other political parties seeking their support to invalidate the treaty in Parliament.
Party general secretary Hitendra Nath Goswami said that in the coming Parliament session, the party would gherao the Parliament to register its protest against the treaty.
The party has demanded of the State Government a clear-cut statement on how much unfavourable possession land has been handed over to Bangladesh through the above deal.
The Opposition party has also demanded a statement from CM Tarun Gogoi as to whether he had received authorization form any of segments of the State’s society like the State Assembly, the common people, the intellectuals or the political and non-political organisations authorized him to endorse the above land exchange deal.