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Road blockade for AIIMS

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 .

Higher officials of the Nagaon district administration as well as top police officers and CRPF personnel were seen busy on the spot to persuade the protesters to withdraw the blockade.

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. 

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Roha, Nagaon

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