Amid an escalating controversy over the proposed All India Institute of Medical Science in Assam, Dispur is set to feel more heat of protest in Raha. The BJP-led Assam Government is believed to have been preparing to allot a portion of the proposed site meant for AIIMS to Patanjali generating no less anger among the middle Assam people. Sources told Assam Times that the process is on to hand over a portion of the 650 Bigha plot under Dag No 149 to Patanjali meant for the proposed premier hospital.
“Both Delhi and Dispur do not want the hospital in Raha and that’s why there is no end of conspiracy. Even after the NGT directives against any construction in Changsari, a team is preparing ground work,” said AIIMS demand committee leader Sarbeswar Baruah.
“The preparation to allot land in the name of Patanjali is a conspiracy to take away AIIMS citing shortage of space. We won’t allow it to happen,” said AASU leader Mridul Hazarika and Tiwa Students Union adviser Prahlad Mosrong.
A number of local organizations has already sent memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union health minister JP Nadda Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Ngagaon Deputy Commissioner opposing the preparation to allot plot meant for AIIMS to Patanjali.
They said,”we are taking serious note of it. We are well prepared for a massive agitation if the Government refuses to listen to us.