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NDA to raise Assam violence, power failure in parliament

The opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will raise the ethnic violence in Assam in which over 50 people have died, the massive electricity failure and the flood and drought situation in the country.

Published: 06th August 2012 04:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2012 04:09 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

The opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will raise the ethnic violence in Assam in which over 50 people have died, the massive electricity failure and the flood and drought situation in the country among other issues during the monsoon session of parliament that begins Wednesday.

"Ethnic violence in Kokrajhar (Assam), flood and drought situation in various states in the country, exhorbitant increase in fertilizer prices," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sabha Sushma Swaraj said in her tweets.

"Failure of 3 power grids simultaneously, centre state relations, plight of handloom weavers, draft National Water Policy 2012.

"I will also raise the issue of kidnapping/missing children in the country," Swaraj said.

Ethnic violence in Kokrajhar in Assam has claimed 56 lives so far and displaced over four lakh people.

Last Monday, 370 million people lost power for hours when the northern grid collapsed and the following day, 620 million had no electricity after the northern, eastern and northeastern grids collapsed.



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