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Withdraw economic blockade: BJP to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

PTI  Itanagar, February 04, 2014
First Published: 13:32 IST(4/2/2014) | Last Updated: 13:38 IST(4/2/2014)

The BJP on Tuesday demanded that both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments embark on a dialogue to withdraw the economic blockade, a fall out of the January 29 incident at Chawldhowa in Sonipur district of Assam where ten CPI(ML) supporters were gunned down.

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of the party in a statement accused both Assam and Arunachal governments for maintaining "callous attitude" towards the suffering of common people after the incident "instead of solving the problem" at the earliest.

The blockade imposed against Arunachal Pradesh by some Assam-based organisations which entered its sixth day on Tuesday, has triggered crisis of essential commodities in Arunachal.

Expressing concern over the economic blockade, the BJP said, it was causing "untold sufferings" to the people of the state.

After the incident, economic blockade was launched at various places on NH 52 in Assam as a result of which several residents of Arunachal Pradesh were stranded at various destinations of Assam and facing hardship to return back to their home, the statement said.

The party demanded arrangement of alternate air boarding facility for the stranded people to their respective places and deployment of adequate para-military forces in all disturbed places of Assam.

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