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AJYCP alert against handing over of oilfields

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 3: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) is going all out to prevent outside companies from taking over the eight oilfields in Assam. Parishad workers and activists are on alert to keep the move to hand over the oilfields to foreign companies at bay.

In a statement issued in Guwahati on Friday, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar said that surrendering the oilfields before the foreign companies without any consultation with the people is breach of trust which the people reposed on Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and his party.

Talukdar said: “We’re firm on our stand against it and we have been opposing the deal since it was worked out in Delhi after the BJP formed the government at Dispur. We are fully prepared to go to any extent to prevent the foreign companies from taking over these oilfields.”

“We have already kept our activists on alert on the oilfields in question. They are keeping a close watch on these oilfields to ensure that the foreign companies are not allowed to land in,” said the AJYCP president. The government has already struck deal with a few foreign companies to take over some oilfields last year. In the first phase, eight oilfields have formally been handed over to the outside firms triggering statewide agitation.

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