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Monday, August 31, 2009

Karimganj body moves Gogoi for engineering college

KARIMGANJ, Aug 31: The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Samiti (GASS) of Karimganj urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to use his good offices for selecting a site for the proposed engineering college in Karimganj district and for starting development of infrastructure for its establishment at an early date without further delay.

In a memorandum sent to the Chief Minister on Thursday last, the organization expressed its resentment over the recent controversial suggestion of Excise Minister Gautam Roy that if the Engineering College Demand Committee wants establishment of the proposed college in Karimganj it should approach the Chief Minister with a specific proposal identifying 300 acres of land.

According to the GASS, such kind of attitude of a Cabinet minister entrusting responsibilities of finding 300 acres of land of the Government on the shoulders of a social organization appears to be a negative approach.

The samiti said the suggestion from the minister is an intention to depriving the people of Karimganj of the engineering college.

The memorandum signed by former principal of Karimganj College and president of GASS Dr KU Ahmed, advocate and vice president of GASS Subrata Kumar Paul and advocate and general secretary of GASS M A Rashid among others said Karimganj district was deprived of large-scale educational or industrial or any other projects. They said Hailakandi district has got at least a Paper Mill.

The organization, in its memorandum, specifically mentioned two vast sites for the proposed engineering college, one at Nirala by the NEC Road and about three km from Bhanga Railway Station and the other at Eraligool by the NH-44 adjacent to Eraligool Railway Station. Both the sites are government khas land. THE SENTINEL

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