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Dismay over not getting WB loans in Arunachal
Published on 28 Mar. 2010 12:37 AM IST
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Arunachal Pradesh MP Takam Sanjoy has expressed concern over Indias failure to get Asian Development Bank and World Bank projects approved for the state which he said will have far-reaching international implications and will make the Chinese lobby stronger.
In a letter to External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, a copy of which was made available to the media, the MP has pleaded the ministry to get the projects for the state approved.
‘’If at all the Centre is of the opinion that taking externally-aided projects for Arunachal Pradesh are to face stiff external resistance, we should not go for any such project bearing international ramifications paving the way for some neighbouring countries to have political score,’’ he commented.
‘’The Centre should have a well-defined economic and infrastructural policy for the state of Arunachal Pradesh with political assertiveness,’’ he added.
According to a report in UNI, the highly patriotic state are psychologically disturbed by various media reports on stalling the project for Arunachal instead of materialising the ADB projects, he pointed out.
He said that first ADB Board meeting was stalled after the Chinese objection but second meeting cleared the projects in spite of much of Chinese protests. He said that he would meet Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Union D ONER Minister B K Handique to seek their intervention into the matter and get 60 million Dollars anti-erosion and flood management projects through for Arunachal Pradesh.
Unfortunately, the issue got a u turn with various ministries connected with such projects not properly handling the matter, he added.
Sanjoy further said Mr Krishnas statement ‘’India is ready to fund Arunachal Pradesh for various projects if ADB and World Bank (WB) do not respond positively has been interpreted differently by people across the board.’’ In another letter, the Sanjoy asked the Ministry to take serious action against Google search Engine for showing Arunachal as part of China on its Search Engine. The Search Engine puts Arunachal Pradesh to be a part of India in the Indian version, disputed territory in American version and shows the state as part of China in Chinese version.
‘’Such conspiratory and appeasement policy of Google needs strong and prompt action from the Centre. Delay in taking action against Google will have serious international ramification,’’ he said.
‘’Simple apology from Google Search Engine is not sufficient enough to undo the damage caused to India especially to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and its land. I anticipate vigorous movement from people of Arunachal Pradesh on this sensitive issue unless the GoI takes prompt action,’’ he added.

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