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IE (2005.11.08): Tiwari draws party MLAs’ flak over rehabilitation

Tehri dam Uttaranchal Chief Minister has not visited dam site to meet displaced people, says local Congress MLA

Posted online: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 0139 hours IST

DEHRA DUN, NOVEMBER 7: The closure of the last tunnel of the Tehri Dam leading to the slow submergence of old Tehri town has become a political issue, with Congress legislators from Tehri districts up in arms against their Chief Minister N D Tiwari over rehabilitation.

With the Assembly elections drawing near, the ruling Congress government in Uttaranchal is in the dock as Kishore Upadhaya, Congress MLA from Tehri town, accusing the CM of being insensitive towards the plight of the affected people.

‘‘He has not visited Tehri even once to meet the displaced,’’ Upadhaya said.

Two other Congress MLAs—Shoorveer Singh Sajwan of Rishikesh and Phool Singh Bist of Partapnagar—demanded that a special session of the Assembly be convened soon to discuss the problems of the affected people.