BJP demands Assam minister`s resignation

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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