The Nagaon-Guwahati Highway remained closed as the Middle Assam AIIMS Demand Committee blocked the NH 37 at Raha Chariali for one and half hours on Thursday.
More than 600 people including AASU, ATSU , AJYCP, KMSS, Raha unit members and Womens’ organizations blocked the highway standing on the middle of the road shouting slogans against Nagaon MP Rajen Gohain, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma , and the state and central government.
The blockade continued for one and half hour defying prohibitory orders by Nagaon district administration. Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength by the administration to avert any untoward incident .
Later, the organization submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal alleging an illegal money deal, in selection of AIIMS location, between state and central government through ADC, Nagaon , Jayanta Bora. The AIIMS demand committee also demanded a CBI inquiry of the same. The road blockade was lifted at 11.30 a.m.