Arunachal students demand Ramesh dismissal

A powerful apex students body of Arunachal Pradesh today demanded immediate dismissal of Jairam Ramesh for advocating Chinese investment and equipment for mega hydro-power projects to be developed in the state bordering China.

Updated: May 10, 2010, 20:56 PM IST

Itanagar: A powerful apex students body
of Arunachal Pradesh today demanded immediate dismissal of
Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for advocating
Chinese investment and equipment for mega hydro-power projects
to be developed in the state bordering China.

"Ramesh should resign immediately or else the students
would start a democratic movement throughout the state", Takam
Tatung, president of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union
(AAPSU), told a press conference here today.

Earlier, the students burnt effigies of Ramesh at Bank
Tinai, the business hub on the NH-52A.

On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pulling up Ramesh for
his comments at Beijing on home ministry, Tatung said the
Prime Minister should also explain why Ramesh had undermined
the interest of the tribal people of Arunachal when they are
currently boycotting Chinese goods to protest against Chinese
claim on Arunachal.

"We have demonstrated time and again against the
Chinese claim in New Delhi and are boycotting Chinese goods
for the past three months. Despite all these, how can a union
minister lobby for Chinese investments?" he said.

He said people all over the country should start
agitation in their respective states if Ramesh did not resign
or was dismissed, as it is a question of country`s integrity.

-PTI