Sunday, August 15, 2021

Assam's Regional Party Protests Adani Group's Takeover Of Guwahati Airport

Guwahati: The week-long mass signature drive launched by Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) to demand the withdrawal of the decision to hand over Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Borjhar to Adani Group came to an end on Saturday.

More than 500 people signed a letter of on the last day of the protest against the government's decision to hand over the airport to a private party.

The program was launched on August 9 by the party at the airport gate of Borjhar.

AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said this is the beginning of a mass awareness campaign launched by the party.

"The party will continue to protest against the move by the Bharatiya Janata Party government to hand over profitable enterprises of the country to giant private companies. As a next step in forming a public opinion against the decision of handing over the airport, the party will launch an online public signature drive," Mr Gogoi said.

He said the centre has taken the decision to hand over the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to Adani Group for 50 years. "From October, the private company will take over the operation, development and management of the airport."

On August 9, the Adani Group took over the charge of supervision of the airport. "Prior to the official assumption of responsibility, the Adani Group had, reportedly, directed the employees working at the airport to vacate their residences and directed the traders to close their shops outside the airport premises," he said.

15/08/21 Ratnadip Choudhury/NDTV

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