AGP tells CM to clarify stand on mega dams

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 – The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today demanded that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should clarify the stand of the State Government on the issue of construction of mega dams.

AGP spokesman Atul Bora alleged that the Chief Minister failed to take a bold stand on the issue and in fact, on some occasions, Gogoi maintained double standard on the issue. He said that Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister managed to put pressure on the Centre in support of the

construction mega dams, while, the Assam Chief Minister kept quiet on the issue, which exposed his weakness.

The AGP also criticized Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for cancelling the proposed inter-ministerial meeting on the issue. Bora said that being a representative of Assam, the Prime Minister should have kept the interests of the people of the State in mind, but he miserably failed to do so.