GUWAHATI, Aug 12 – Members of the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) held three-hour sit-in demonstrations at the district and sub-divisional headquarters of the State from 10 am today in protest against the failure of the State Government to maintain law and order and the Central Government’s attempt at handing over Assam land to Bangladesh through a land swap deal.
The AGP members also registered their protest against the spiralling rise in the prices of essential commodities and the illegal syndicates sponsored by the Congress, which have been making the common people pay through the nose.
An AGP press release said here that the party members also sent memorandums to the Governor of the State through the SDOs (Civil) and the Deputy Commissioners on the above issues.
The press release quoted party president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as holding the Congress responsible for the deterioration in the law-and-order situation in the State. The opportunism of the ruling party and its Government is at the root of the present deterioration in the law-and-order situation in the State, alleged the AGP chief.
In the city, AGP members held their sit-in protest programme near the Judges’ Field, said the press release.
AGP delegation in Merapani: An AGP delegation led by its working president Atul Bora today visited the Garbasti area of Merapani on the Assam-Nagaland border to study the situation there.
It needs mention here that from time to time unsavoury incidents are taking place in the above area due to the alleged intrusion of people from Nagaland.
The delegation talked to the local people and those who matter in the local administration. It has alleged that the Congress-led Government in the State has arrived at a secret understating with the Nagaland Government to hand over a vast area of the State to the neighbouring state. It warned that the regional party would resist this design to hand over Assam land to Nagaland at any cost.