Assam parties protest against Bangla delegation visit

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:58

Dhubri (Assam): Opposition parties AGP and BJP in Assam have protested against the ongoing joint land survey by officials of the Bangladesh and Assam governments in the Mancachar sector of Dhubri district.

A five-member Bangladeshi delegation, headed by Director General of land, record and survey Mohd Abdul Mannan and Assam government officials carried out a land survey in the Boroibari sector for the proposed land swap deal signed between the two countries on September 6, 2011.

The Indian delegation along with their Bangladeshi counterparts would conduct a similar survey on the Bangladesh sector at Sherpur in Kurigram district today.

India had agreed to hand over 499.43 acres of land in Karimganj district to Bangladesh under the deal.

Both the AGP and BJP have slammed the land swap deal with the former sending a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee urging him to immediately stop the proposed land transfer to Bangladesh.

"People of Assam were opposed to the transfer of its land to Bangladesh and it was indeed deplorable that the state government was hosting a Bangaldeshi delegation in this connection," a press release said here today.

The AGP will not tolerate or allow Assam`s land to be handed over to Bangladesh, but if the government goes ahead with the deal, then both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi would be declared anti-nationals, the release said.

The BJP`s Assam unit also criticised the central and the state government for allowing the Bangladeshi delegation to conduct land survey when the Constitution Amendment Bill was yet to be passed in Parliament, state Vice-President C K Das said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:57

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