GUWAHATI, Feb 25 – Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today denied the allegation of its maintaining links with the Maoists. It needs mention here that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had alleged yesterday that the peasant organization is maintaining links with the Maoists.
The peasant organization demanded a public apology from the Chief Minister or warned intense agitational programme.
In a statement, the peasant organization alleged that there have been attempts at smearing its image with a diabolic design to destroy the anti-mega dam movement. Mega dam lobby and the Governments in the State and at the Centre are hand in glove to crush this movement.
Moreover, the peasant organization said, it has also been leading a campaign against corruption and misappropriation of public money by those in power. Its constant act of focusing on the North Cachar Hills embezzlement, corruption in the public distribution system, rural development, health, agriculture, water resources, forest etc sectors and on the enormous size of the Ministers’ assets has also invited the wrath of the rulers, said the peasant organization.
For, it said, the exposures made by it have dented the image of the Congress Government led by Tarun Gogoi in this pre-election period and hence to gag it and to alienate it from the people the allegation of its maintaining links with the Maoists has been made.
Conference: Meanwhile, the peasant organization said in a separate press release that its second biennial State conference would be held with a three-day programme from March 11 at Merapani in the Doyang area of Golaghat district.
Narmada Bachao Andolan fame Medha Patkar, National Alliance for Peoples’ Movement’s Sandip Pandey, public activist Anna Hazare, among others are expected to attend the conference, besides the leaders of the other national and ethnic organisations of the State and other parts of the country, said the peasant organization in its press release.