BJP sets up study group on Brahmaputra
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Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 20:40
New Delhi: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Monday appointed a study group, with party general secretary Tapir Gao as the convenor, to look into issues concerning alleged drying up of Brahmaputra river at Pasighat town in Arunachal Pradesh, reportedly due to diversion of damming of the waters by China upstream.

The party said in a statement that Gadkari has formed the study group for looking into issues concerning "The drying up of Brahmaputra at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh". The convenor of this study group will be Tapir Gao, general secretary of BJP.

Other members of this group are Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Anil Dave (both MPs); Manvendra Singh, ex- MP, Tamiyo Taga, Leader of BJP Legislature Party in Arunachal Pradesh, Tongor Tapak, MLA and BJP state President and Sriram Vedire.

Last week, former BJP president Rajnath Singh had written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raising concerns over the alleged damming of Brahmaputra waters by China. He had demanded an international water-sharing treaty be signed by India with China.


First Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 20:40

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