LAKHIMPUR: The AASU (All Assam Students' Union) activists once again resorted to agitational programme for the comprehensive development of North Lakhimpur town as well as Lakhimpur district.
On Friday, the activists of the North Lakhimpur regional unit of the organization staged three-hour-long sit-in at Tyag Kshetra campus demanding the eviction of the illegal encroachers on both sides of the Goria Jan, resolving the traffic congestion in North Lakhimpur town, immediate completion of the Lakhimpur by-pass and cleaning of the drains in the town to mitigate the artificial flood problem.
By staging the same agitational programme, the organization also demanded the proper implementation of the package of Rs. 100 crore allotted to the district under Comprehensive Infrastructural Development Fund (CIDF) in 2018-19. Though some schemes, such as construction of multipurpose hall in any other venue of the town instead of North Lakhimpur Tyag Kshetra, establishment of a standard park on the outskirts of North Lakhimpur town, construction of Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), upgrading the public ponds located within the town, development of traffic system, electrification of the crematory grounds in the town and disposal of garbage, were meanwhile taken up under the CIDF to invest the allotted package, the expected progress in their implementation is still a distant dream.
Leading the programme, North Lakhimpur regional AASU ad hoc committee office bearers— Sarat Baruah, Diganta Kumar Baruah, Asim Ranjan Bhuyan, Rakesh Sonowal, Litu Gogoi and Debabhusan Borah alleged that no initiative of effective plans for the development of North Lakhimpur town as well as the district by the district administration and the State Government had been seen despite consecutive demands raised by the organization. In such a backdrop, the organization reiterated the same demands to the district administration and to the State Government by staging the agitational programme. AASU State executive member Dhanmoni Dutta, Lakhimpur district committee dignitaries Sanjib Konwar and Faridur Rahman, also took part in the programme. The organization submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of the district in support of the demands.