Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) headed by President Ripun Bora on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi urging for immediate steps to control the fire and non-stop gas leakage of Baghjan Oil Well from the past 15 days.
APCC in their memorandum has urged for immediate steps to control the fire and non-stop gas leakage of Baghjan Oil Well from the last 15 days.
Due to negligence on the part of Oil India Ltd, the situation had gone from bad to worst causing a breakout of devastating fire from the oil well on June 9, 2020, and it spread nearly 1 sq kilometre radius, APCC stated in the memorandum.
APCC has also blamed the Ministry of Petroleum for not taking the matter seriously; they claimed that till now neither the Minister of Petroleum nor any senior officers from the Ministry with experts visited the spot.
The Opposition has also lambasted Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for taking the matter casually. “It is very surprising that the Chief Minister of Assam visiting different places by helicopter, but he could not spare some time to visit the spot and to see the plight of the people in the surrounding areas. He could have taken the matter with the Petroleum Ministry and Government of India at the appropriate time so as to bring some expert to control the non-stop leakage of natural gas which is known to everyone as very dangerous,” APCC stated further in the memorandum.
Meanwhile, APCC submitted another memorandum urging the Governor of Assam to remove Debolal Gorlosa from the post of CEM of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council and accord sanction for prosecution against Debolal Gorlosa and others in the Umrangso PS Case No 33/2007 under section 120(B), 121(A)/302/392 IPC, R/W section 27 Arms Act.
In their third memorandum, APCC urged PM Narendra Modi through Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi to save Dehing-Patkai Rainforest from coal mining.