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PM urges AKRSU to withdraw its proposed 1000-hour bandh

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today urged All Koch-Rajbanshi Students' Union (AKRSU) to withdraw their proposed 1000-hour bandh slated for the second week of February next year.

The proposed bandh follows the Centre's delay in granting Schedule Tribe status to AKRSU.

A delegation of the AKRSU led by their President Biswajit Ray submitted their memorandum to the the Prime Mnister here today.

Mr Ray said the PM has assured to look into the matter soon.

The delegation had earlier submitted their memorandum to the Tribal Affairs Minister P R Kyndiah, Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi, Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes, Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Asom Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

It will be submit the same to the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Shivraj Patil today itself, he said.

In case the Government fails to approve their demands they would gherao Parliament on December 15 to be followed by a 1000-hour bandh in the second week of February.

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