Leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Tuesday said that no government will be able to implement the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans as “a national uprising’ has been created among the masses.
“Even, the Indian government will not be able to implement the scheme as people in India have started protest against it,” said member secretary of the National Committee Prof Anu Muhammad while addressing a press conference at Mukti Bhaban in the city.
He said they will announce tougher program like hartal in future if the government takes any program regarding Rampal where the Prime Minister will join.
The National Committee, however, refrained from announcing any major action program against Rampal power plant apparently due to inner-conflict among the left leaning parties representing the committee.
The leaders of the committee, however, claimed that they did not opt for any major action program considering the holy Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja.
Convenor of the committee Engr Mohammad Shahidullah, Saiful Haque, Moshrefa Mishu and other leaders were present at the press conference.
The National Committee leaders announced only a soft program - demonstration across the country for Wednesday.
After Prime Minister Shekh Hasina’s unveiling the plaque of foundation stone of 1360MW combined cycle power plant on October 5, the National Committee leaders at a protest rally had given indication that their campaign will be tougher in the coming days, and even hartal and non-stop sit-in might be announced.
But, on Tuesday, it was found that while addressing the press conference, the committee leaders preferred to opt for a softer program.
A leader of the Committee alleged that they were considering a mass protest program like hartal and non-stop sit-in at Rampal, but they could not take the programme because of “opposition” from the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB).
Web contacted, CPB leader Ruhin Hossain Prince, however, denied the allegation.