BJP demands Assam minister`s resignation
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 16:32
  
Karimganj: The BJP has demanded the resignation of Assam Border Area Development minister Siddeque Ahmed for his alleged role in grabbing land in a reserve forest.

BJP Karimganj district President Jyotirmoy Das on Sunday said Ahmed should resign over his alleged involvement in grabbing of reserve forest land in the Patharia ranges, known for its rich forest wealth and elephant habitats.

Das also charged the minister with evicting poor and landless settlers from the reserve forest.

The BJP leader cited central goverment data to claim that Assam has has lost maximum forest cover among North Eastern states in recent years.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 16:32


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