CLP moves President on B'putra water, ga pact
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 22: Assam CLP leader Debabrata Saikia has moved the President of India with an allegation that the Centre has kept its response to the turbidity of Brahmaputra water confined to lip service.
Terming his party’s repeated pleas to the Centre on turbidity of Brahmaputra water and framework agreement on the proposed galim as preaching to deaf ears, State CLP leader Debabrata Saikia has moved the President of India on the twin issues with a memorandum. Sending his memorandum to President of India Prab Mukherjee on Thursday, Saikia said that the State Congress had made repeated pleas to the Centre to take up to issue of turbidity of the water of the Brahmaputra, the lifeline of Assam, with Chi with the right earnestness. The situation concerning the water of the mighty river, according to Saikia, needs immediate discussion with Chi both at diplomatic and expert levels. He, however, said that the response on the part of the Government of India to the issue was not up to mark. According to Saikia, on behalf of his party colleagues, he did write to the Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly as far back as October 10 this year, requesting a special session of the House to discuss issues like contamition of the water of the Brahmaputra and the framework agreement for the proposed greater galim, but to no avail. He said that he had also requested Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to send an all-party delegation to the Centre to discuss these problems. “Our pleas have gone unheeded,” he said, and requested the President to do the needful on the burning problems of Assam from his end.